Washoe County School District Homework Policy For After School


Preventing the Spread of "Critters"

  • Head lice and nits are a common—but harmless—presence wherever human heads are found! The good news is that lice don’t hop or fly but are spread most often by direct contact with another human head or, less commonly, by using an infested brush or hat. Teach your child not to share these personal items, even with close friends or family members.


  • Head Lice are a nuisance that affect up to 12 million school-aged children each year. Kids are much more likely to get lice from family members and playmates than from classmates at school. You may want to check your child often for lice or nits, especially after a sleep-over or other event where lots of children play together. Do you know how to spot nits and lice? Here are two websites that show photos of lice and nits:


Management of Head Lice in Schools


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Visit the District's Board Policy Online System by clicking on the icon: 

Interested individuals may access all Board policies, administrative regulations, administrative procedures, forms and manuals electronically through a user-friendly system known as Board Policy Online.  Simply click on the link to access the search engine, which allows you to search by word, phrase, document title, or number.  You can also sort all documents by policy, regulation, procedure, manual or form.

Board polices and administrative regulations may also be accessed using the tool bar to the right.

The following are descriptions of the types of documents found in Board Policy Online.

Board Policy

Board policies establish the direction and structure of the District through the authority granted the Board of Trustees.  They reflect the ideology and values of the Board of Trustees and the District by setting goals, assigning authority, and establishing controls.

Administrative Regulations

Administrative regulations are detailed directions developed by the Superintendent to implement Board policy.  They tell how, by whom, where and when by assigning details to staff.  These documents provide detailed requirements, procedures, and prohibitions under which the District will operate.

Administrative Procedures and Manuals

Administrative procedures and manuals standardize the practices used by staff.  They assure consistency of task performance and help make staff accountable for reliable results.  These documents reflect a combination of past practice, preferred practice, and practical procedures.

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