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January 14, 2020 Board Workshop and Policies Work Session
Board Policy 8390 Animals on District Property
Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 01/14/2020
Information - 01/28/2020
Public Hearing - 02/11/2020
Consent Type
Without Information

This is a proposed new policy.

There are currently a number of policies that mention animals on district property.  The passage of this proposed new policy is in compliance with  HB 71 in order to comply with F.S. 413.08 (titled, “Rights and responsibilities of an individual with a disability; use of a service animal; prohibited discrimination in public employment, public accommodations, and housing accommodations; penalties.”). 

The proposed new policy includes a definition of service animal, clarifies that service animals can be removed if their behavior poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others, and specifies that trainers of service animals are liable for damages.

The proposed new policy reflect the requirements set forth in current State and Federal law.



Board Policy 8390 Animals on District Property is a new proposed policy drafted for adoption and will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below:

Work Session - 1/14/20

Rule Development Workshop - 1/28/20

School Board Meeting (Information) - 1/28/20

School Board Meeting (Approval) - 2/11/20


Authority for Action
§§381.0056, 413.08, 1001.41, 1006.22; F.S.; 28 C.F.R. 35.104, 28 C.F.R. 35.136, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
Legal Counsel Review
Yes - Review Date: 11/22/2019
Christine Moore, Assistant Superintendent, Student Services ext. 11270
8390 Exec. Summary, Neola, New Proposed and AP (1-14-20).pdf
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