Student Contact with Animals

  • The purpose of the Guidelines for Animals is to provide information to promote safety for teachers and students when animals are brought into the classroom or on field trips when students are in contact with animals. Animals are part of our daily lives; they can be used effectively as teaching aids, and the positive benefits of the human-animal bond are well established. However, the inadequate understanding of animal disease and behavior can lead to unnecessary risks for children and animals alike and necessitates certain safeguards.

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