Lice Outbreak Concerns Parents At Chartiers Valley Intermediate School

By Kym Gable

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A lice outbreak at Chartiers Valley Intermediate School continues to cause concern.

Dozens of parents filed into the school for an informational meeting with the Allegheny County Health Department Monday night.

Because it was a private session with parents and not a public meeting, administrators asked our KDKA crew to leave school property.

Outside, a few parents did say they were pleased with the way the district was handling the issue.

All activities over the weekend were cancelled as crews cleaned and sanitized the building. The school has also cancelled its annual Halloween parade for this Friday.

Parent Kelly Vitale told KDKA’s Kym Gable, “I think they’re doing a great job of getting ahead of it right now. Just seeing what we can do going forward to prevent this situation cause we’ve all been a little terrified.”

The last update on the school’s website reads, “Since the beginning of the school year, we have seen approximately 36 cases of students and staff with lice or nits at the Intermediate School.”

Affected students are being told to stay home and treat the head lice before returning to class.

Chartiers Valley Intermediate School
Allegheny County Health Department


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