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3.47 Animals on Campus

3.47 Animals on Campus

Chapter 3.00: School Administration

3.47*

ANIMALS ON CAMPUS

POLICY

I. Animals may be allowed on a school campus under the following conditions:

A. The presence of the animal(s) is related to the curriculum and significantly contributes to the instructional program.

B. Animals are housed and cared for in a humane manner.

C. The principal has approved the presence of the animal(s) on campus.

II. Parents shall be notified in advance that an animal(s) will be in the classroom or will be part of a class activity.

III. Any experiment involving an animal shall be under the supervision of a qualified teacher or expert in the field.

IV. The principal or designee shall be responsible for contacting local animal control authorities if any wild or stray animal(s) are found in a school building or on the school campus.

V. This policy does not apply to law enforcement canine units or approved assistance and therapy animals.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED: 1001.32, 1001.43, 1003.47, 1006.07, 1006.08 F.S.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES:

HISTORY: Adopted: 04/20/2010

Revision Date(s):

Formerly: New

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