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606.5 Animals on School Property

Live animals, with the exception of service animals, will not be allowed on school district property except under special circumstances and only for an educational purpose. Permission prior to the event will be required from the building administrator for anyone wishing to bring an animal on to school district property. Appropriate supervision of animals is required when animals are brought on to school district property.


The person bringing the animal must furnish transportation for the animal brought to school. Animals will not be allowed to travel to and from the student’s attendance center on the school bus without prior approval from the principal.


It shall be the responsibility of the principal to determine appropriate supervision of animals in the classroom.


Legal Reference:                    Iowa Code §§ 279.8.


Approved   03/25/91       Reviewed 03/20/2017     Revised 06/20/2011