PROP - Proposed Policies

4202/5029/7272 Service Animals in Schools R&P

4202/5029/7272 Service animals in schools R&P

 

The Board will make reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities in accordance with Policy 1730/4022/7231, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities, and the requirements of state and federal law. An individual with a disability may be accompanied by his or her service animal on school property unless the animal is properly excluded as set forth in Policy 4202/5029/7272. The Superintendent shall establish any necessary administrative regulations for the use of service animals on school property.

Students must have prior approval before bringing a service animal onto school property. The student’s parent or legal guardian must submit a request for the use of a service animal to the principal of the student’s school of attendance on the district form provided. The request must identify and describe the need for the service animal in the school setting. The student’s parent or legal guardian must describe the manner in which the service animal will meet the student’s particular need(s). Individuals requesting the use of a service animal may be required to provide a letter from a physician or other health care provider regarding the need for a service animal.

 

Legal References: American with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.

Cross References: PCS Policy 1720/4015/7225; PC Policy 1730/4022/7231, PCS request for use of a service animal form

 

 

 

 

 

 

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