2029P Procedure - Animals as Part of the Instructional Program

Prior to granting or denying requests to include animals in the school’s instructional program, the principal shall evaluate the following issues:
  • There is an educational benefit to be gained by the inclusion of the animal in the instructional program.
  • There is an appropriate plan for the control of the animal, especially for wild or poisonous animals.
  • Any health concerns involving students, staff, or other animals have been thoroughly addressed; for instance allergies, the vaccination status of the animal, if relevant, or the transmission of disease from the animal.
  • The animal’s health, safety, and well-being have been appropriately evaluated.
  • Sanitary issues have been addressed, including the treatment of animal wastes and personal hygiene of students or staff in contact with the animals.
Date: 7/8/08