'Unhappy kids make an unhappy mom'

Dear editor,

I must apologize because it is true that you cannot believe everything you read.

According to the school board, the head-lice policy on their website is false because it has not been updated since 2008, but they are working on it, I am told.

On Feb. 6 I had requested that head lice be on the agenda for the next board meeting because we have an outbreak in our schools.

I was told that meetings have taken place and that we might see it on the agenda in March, a little late in my opinion.

I was also told that I could phone Island Health myself and set something up with our school because they would be more than willing, but they will not check for head lice.

As I see it, that is not my job.

All I have been asking for is for more education to be put into the schools, not just the wet combing pamphlets, and not one person has said that's a good idea.

From my e-mails I have come to the conclusion that the school board and Island Health do not care.

It might not be a disease, but our children are not happy and I always thought that schools were supposed to be safe and make children feel welcome.

To me it seems they would just like me to go away, but I'm not going to. I will be at school board meetings because unhappy kids make an unhappy mom.

Gillian Hastings,

Comox Valley


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