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January 28 Rule Development and Board Workshop
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
With Prior Information

This is a proposed new policy to address service animals on District Property for students, employees, parent/legal guardians, vendors, visitors, others, and other changes in compliance with applicable state and federal law. 

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 a vaccination, licensing, veterinary requirements, eligibility for transportation of service animals, removing and/or excluding service animals and non-service animals on District Property.

New proposed Administrative Procedures 8390 Animals on District Property Procedures will be presented for approval related to this policy.

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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