HAMILTON-WENHAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

WENHAM, MA

H8033

SERVICE ANIMALS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The School Committee does not permit discrimination against individuals with disabilities, including those who require the assistance of a service animal. The District will comply with Massachusetts and federal law concerning the rights of persons with guide or assistance dogs. With proof of current rabies vaccination, the District will permit such animals on school premises and on school vehicles.

The District shall not assume or take custody or control of, or responsibility for, the care or feeding of any service animal. The owner or person having custody and control of the animal shall be liable for any damage to persons, premises, property, or facilities caused by the service animal, including, but not limited to, clean up and stain removal.

References: Federal regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act: 28 CFR Part 35

        

Adopted: October 30, 2014

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