In the past many parents never knew lice had been found in their children’s school.

That has changed with a new state law, Senate Bill 1566.

The law requires schools to notify parents within five days when an occurrence of head lice is discovered.  The affected child would not be identified.  The measure aims to help parents better protect their children.  The law also requires the parents off affected children to be notified within 48 hours of detection.

It is hoped this will lead to better control of an all too common problem in many schools.