Animals in School (Pets and Service Animals)

CDC Resources

General Guidelines for Animals in the School Setting-Recommendations developed by the Alabama Department of Public Health, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, National Science Teachers Association and the National Association of Biology Teachers (CDC MMWR, 2006).

MMWR Appendix D Guidelines for Animals in School and Child-Care Settings (May 1, 2009 / 58(RR05);20-21)

National Association of School Nurses Resources (NASN)

Service Animals in School Position Statement-Provides a summary, background, and rationale for the use of service animals in schools (NASN, 6/14, Revised 2019). 

NYS School Boards Association Resources (NYSSBA)

Service Animals in Schools: Recommendations for School Districts-Provides information on rights of students with disabilities (NYSSBA, 9/19/11).

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

U.S. Department of Justice Resources (USDOJ) Civil Rights Division

Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA-Provides guidance on the ADA's service animal provisions including definitions of service animals, general rules, certification and registrations, breeds, exclusions and should be read in conjunction with the publication titled Americans with Disabilities Revised Requirements on Service Animals provided below (USDOJ, 7/20/15).

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