Policy 607.04

Animals in the Classroom

Live animals will not be allowed in school district facilities except under special circumstances and only for an educational purpose. Permission from the principal and assumption of liability by the pet owner 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. Animals will not be allowed to travel to and from the student’s attendance center on the school bus.

It shall be the responsibility of the principal to determine appropriate supervision of animals in the classroom.

Proposed: August 14, 2006