The Hastings Prince Edward School Board is responding to concern about a recent decision to keep children with lice in the classroom.
Many parents were upset by the announcement and are concerned the tiny bugs will be transferred to their childen much more easily.
But, Director of Education Mandy Savery-Whiteway tells Quinte News the decision wasn’t made without talking to the experts first.
Some parents were concerned that their youngchildren may not be able to “self-police” themselves when it comes to not sharing hats or combs, leading to an easier spread of the bugs.
But Savery-Whiteway says teachers will continue to keep close eye on students, as they always do, so parents don’t have to worry.
While the decision has already been made, some parents and students still upset with the policy change are planning a walk out and lawsuit.
That’s supposed to happen at schools across the Hastings Prince Edward Board on Tuesday, March 8.