Policies and Regulations NEPN Code: IMG

Animals on School Grounds and in School Buildings

The Sioux Falls School District recognizes that animals can offer valuable student learning experiences. Animals may be allowed in schools only for specific and appropriate educational purposes. Appropriate precautions must be taken to assure the health and safety of students, staff, and visitors, and to assure the humane treatment and protection of the animal.

The Superintendent is authorized to develop regulations regarding animals in schools. These regulations should give guidance on the safety and care procedures required for animals on school grounds, including what animals are prohibited.


Related Policies/Regulations:

JLCG/JLCG-R – Program Access for Students with Disabilities or with Substantially Limiting Health Impairments (Service Animals)


Policy   Board Action
Adopted 11-10-14 37050
Reviewed 01-13-20 38494