2029 Policy – Animals as Part of the Instructional Program

Requests to include animals in the instructional program of the classroom or school will be approved by the principal.  Health issues (allergies, vaccinated status of the animal) involving students and staff will be addressed before permission is given to allow the animal in the school.

If the instructional program involving the animal is ongoing and the animal will remain at school when school is not in session, appropriate arrangements for the animal’s care must be made.

Animals will not be transported in a school vehicle.

Animals that are part of the instructional program will be under the control of their adult-owner, the teacher or designated students at all times.

This policy does not apply to service animals for the disabled.




Approved By: Greg Baker
Adopted/Previous Revisions: 02/26/09
Updated: 7/29/14
Superintendent or Board Approved: Superintendent Approved
Cross References: Content

Policy 2030, Service Animals in Schools

Management Resources: Content

Policy News, February 2002, Animals as Part of the

Instructional Program