September 1, 2014
PLEASANT VALLEY, NV -- The Washoe County School District is telling parents to make sure kids practice good hygiene after a lice outbreak. More than a dozen lice cases were reported at Pleasant Valley Elementary School.
"They should have notified us of the first case of head lice," Parent Candi Crow said. The district said it notified parents as soon as a spike was noticed.
Lice are small bugs that live on the scalp, not a disease. The bugs do not jump. Sharing pillows, combs and hats help the bugs spread.
The district said it is ramping up hygiene instruction, and lice cases have declined.