Showell and Buckingham Elem. account for approx. 75 percent of infestations
Check your child’s backpack — if there’s a document entitled “Head Lice: A Real Head Scratcher,” someone in the class has been diagnosed with a case of Pediculosis Capitis, which means it’s possible that your child has them too.
Since schools returned to session on Jan. 3, 26 cases of head lice have been reported, according to spokeswoman Carrie Sterrs.
The infestations have been mostly contained to the elementary schools, with 11 cases reported at Showell Elementary School, eight at Buckingham Elementary, three at Snow Hill Elementary, three at Pocomoke Elementary and a single case at Stephen Decatur Middle School, Sterrs said.
“When a child is identified as having lice, the entire class is then checked as a preventative measure,” Sterrs said. “Should multiple students be identified as having lice within the same class, a letter is sent home to the parents of the affected class.”