New lice guidelines in Pleasanton schools are causing parents to scratch their heads, even prompting one parent to start a petition asking officials to revert back to the original set of on-campus guidelines.
For further details on the new lice procedures at the Pleasanton Unified School District view our previous post:
- What Do You Think About The School District's New Lice Policy?
The petition by Lisa Swartzendruber can be found on Change.org.
There are many reasons for this but one of the biggest is that as parents we have a right to be notified if our children are being exposed to head lice.
Do you plan to sign the petition? Tell us and take our poll:
- POLL: Will You Sign Petition for Lice Procedure Changes in Pleasanton Schools?
Here are reactions to the new lice procedures from Patch readers provided in the comments section of a previous post:
The real question here is why is the change being made from the way it used to be (common sense) to this new standard? There has been no valid reason given that answers this question. The only reasonable conclusions are funding and embarrassment ("we're in Pleasanton, we don't get lice!"). Why fix something that isn't broken? The only obvious way to get on top of an outbreak (which we've had several this year) is to check every child and inform their parents. It's really not complicated. I've seen nothing from the school district that justifies this change. —Chris Heston
We have a right as parents to know what is happening in our classrooms so that we can best keep our children safe. I can't help but wonder if this is more about attendence based revenue than the welfare of our kids. I am so dissappointed in the district and this new policy. It is a disservice to our children and our school staff. —A Mama Reader
OMG...i can't believe my eyes...has pleasanton school district gone mad?...OMG —Jan
Is the school district out of their minds? My kids are grown, but if I found out my child was exposed without the child being taken out of school and without being informed, they would be looking at a big, fat lawsuit. —MiniChief