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Yuen: Schools shouldn't exclude kids with lice, but they do need to inform parents

Never underestimate a mom whose household has been cursed with head lice. Especially if they've hit her house twice.

Erin Bailey remembers the horror of pulling her 2-year-old out of the bathtub and spotting the familiar bug crawling on her daughter's scalp last November. This was less than two months after lice set up camp on the heads of her family, triggering a frenzy of manic cleaning, costly treatments and emotional toll.

When she learned other families at her 6-year-old daughter's St. Paul elementary school were continuing to get lice - in many cases, multiple rounds - she started to get more passionate. Why wasn't the school notifying families?


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