Family takes school to court over lice policy

Family takes school to court over lice policy

HIGHLAND, AR (KAIT) - A Sharp County mother is upset because school officials keep sending her daughters home for lice.

According to KATV in Little Rock, the family was so upset, they have taken the school to court.

Lisa Brooks says her daughters have missed over two dozen days of school this year.

She said their grades are suffering and her girls are being bullied.

On top of that, Judge Kevin King is threatening to put them in state custody because of head lice that Brooks says doesn't exist.

Brooks has sent her girls to Dr. Tim Young several times, and he states that "no active lice or nits were found."

Superintendent Tracy Webb told us in an off-camera interview that the district has a "no nits" policy and that school nurses have the ultimate say regarding whether or not a student has head lice.

Webb says she is aware of the CDC's belief that "no nits" policies should be discontinued.

Brooks and her daughters are due back in court June 8.

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