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Last Updated Date: 04/26/2022

Adoption Date: 06/22/2021

Revision History: 4/26/22 (updated), 3/28/23 (reviewed), 3/26/24 (reviewed)

Live animals will not be allowed in school district facilities except under special circumstances and only for an educational purpose. Permission from the principal or deputy superintendent will be required of anyone wishing to bring an animal into school district facilities. Appropriate supervision of animals is required when animals are brought into the school district facilities.

The person bringing the animal must furnish transportation for the animal brought to school.

It is the responsibility of the principal to determine appropriate supervision of animals in the classroom. Specific guidance regarding visiting animals and resident animals is provided in guidelines 606.3G1 and 606.3G2. This policy is not intended to address the use of service animals, assistive animals, therapy animals, or emotional support animals on District property. Guidance for use of Service Animals and Therapy Animals is contained in Policy 105.

Policy References:

Iowa Code § 279.8

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