Updated: 9/27 6:47 pm
The fall season doesn't just mean leaves will fall down from trees, it's also the prime season for lice.
This past year the Victoria Independent School District adopted a new a policy that doesn't require the kids to be sent home if they have lice.
Parents, like Amanda Lynch, doesn't like the possibility of her daughter being exposed at school.
"I would prefer if they send them home. I have a daughter that's in the 1st grade and if she showed and she had lice I would like them to call me so I can come get her and we can take care of it as soon as possible," said Lynch
Lynch isn't the only one who feels uneasy about the policy. Dr. Mena Parekh is a pediatrician at DeTar Medical Plaza, and she said the policy could be dangerous.
"In a close contact environment when human to human contact can spread very easily. You can have 3 hours of contact and it can spread," said Dr. Parekh.
A spokesperson with VISD said they're simply following the recommendation from the Department of State Health Services.
Dr. Parekh said she believes that recommendation to call lice a non-contagious disease has to do with it not causing any real harm to your body.
"I think they are probably thinking that since it's not causing any systematic medical illness that they think it should be a non-contagious but it is still an infestation, and that infestation is very easily transmittable so I think it should be avoided," said Dr. Parekh.
As a parent, Lynch said she just wants her child to come home each day healthy.
"You know you think about the welfare of your child sending them to school every day. You hope they are safe, you hope that stay well, you hope that they don't get sick, that they don't come with lice," said Lynch.