PROCEDURE:                                             DATE: Revised: July 20, 1995

                                                                                    Supersedes: August 1984

                                                                                    Revised: November 1999



SUBJECT:                 Domestic Animals


Prepared by:             James O. Bickford, Director of Education


Approved by:             Dr. Dean O. Stenehjem, Supt.





Purpose:  To insure the health and safety of staff and students while on campus.


I.          Students may bring domestic animals to school under the following conditions:


            A.        For a period of one week or less.

            B.        Must be for an educational purpose.

            C.        Must have the approval of the classroom teacher and an administrator.

            D.        The animal will reside in the classroom.

            E.        Must have health papers available (if normally


            F.         Students will be responsible for care, cleaning, and any damage.


II.         Domestic animals may be kept in the school building as part of an on-going educational program and be the personal property of the staff.  The staff member responsible must:


            A.        Provide a clean sanitary area for the animal.

            B.        Clean the area daily, insuring there is no urine or fecal waste with which students may come in contact.

            C.        Insure that health papers (if appropriate) are


            D.        Accept liability for damage to school property.

            E.        Animals shall be removed from the classroom upon formal complaint of students or parents.

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III.        Dog guide users have total responsibility for their animals to include feeding, care, behavior, and disposal of waste while on the school campus.


IV.       Domestic animals shall not be kept as pets within the



V.        No school funds shall be spent to support animals on campus.