Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
Guidance Document Information
Title Guidelines for School Division Policy Regarding Service Dogs in Virginia's Public Schools
Document ID School Safety
Summary VDOE reiterates that while the student’s right to be accompanied by a service animal in school is nearly absolute, it still must be qualified and carefully weighed against the rights of other students who are equally entitled to receive educational benefits at the school. Furthermore, the right of the student to be accompanied by a service dog (or trained miniature horse) must also be weighed against the school division’s ongoing legal responsibility to operate, maintain, and supervise Virginia’s public schools. (The Constitution of Virginia, Art. VIII, Section 7)
Effective Date 12/31/2011
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