My Assistant Nurse just called me to let me know her teachers are all in an uproar and panic because a student announced that he has bedbugs at home and that he and his mom have the same red bites on their foreheads. This of course has prompted an all out freak out amongst the staff, and while my colleague is attempting to calm everyone down, she s being met with questions about policies and procedures R/T these little critters. Truth be told, we do not have a policy for Bedbugs. Does your school?
I'm honestly not sure what the policy would be, or how we would even enforce it. It's not like they would be easily found in the middle of the school day, unless we found them on a backpack or in the crease of a book or something, plus we don't even know if the bedbugs actually exist in the home.