Service Animals in Schools
The Clover Park Board of Directors acknowledges its responsibility to permit students and/or adults with disabilities to be accompanied by a “service animal” as required by federal laws and Washington State’s law against discrimination. This policy governs the presence of service animals in the schools, on school property, including school buses and at school activities.
A “service animal” means an animal that is trained and certified for the purpose of assisting or accommodating a disabled person’s sensory, mental or physical disability.
The parent/guardian of a student who believes the student needs to bring a service animal to school must submit a written request to the building principal. The building principal, in consultation with the Section 504 coordinator or director of special services, as appropriate, will determine whether or not to permit the service animal in school.
An employee who needs to bring a service animal to school, must submit a written request to the district 504 Coordinator. This person, in consultation with Human Resources department leaders, will determine whether or not to permit the service animal in school.
|Cross Reference:||Board Policy||2029||Animals as Part of the Instructional Program|
|2161||Education of Students with Disabilities|
|2162||Education of Students with Disabilities Under Section 504|
|5010||Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action|
|Legal References:||American Disabilities Act (ADA), Revised Title II Regulations, §35 Service animals Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973|
|RCW 28A.642||Discrimination Prohibition|
|WAC 162-26||Public accomodations, disability discrimination|
|WAC 392-145-021(3)||General Operating Requirements|
|WAC 392-172A-01035||Child with a Disability or Student eligible for Special Education|
|WAC 392-172A-01155(3)||Related Services|
|WAC 392-190||Equal Educational Opportunity unlawful discrimination prohibited|
Adoption Date: 07.09.12
Clover Park School District