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Service dogs to be allowed at Livingston schools

11 months ago Friday, May 02, 2014 8:27:33 AM CDT May 02, 2014 Friday, May 02 2014 May 2, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish School Board has approved a new policy permitting students and others to bring service animals onto school property.

The policy defines a service animal as "any dog that is individually trained to work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual or other mental disability."

Assistant Superintendent Rick Wentzel tells The Advocate the school district does not have any service animals being used or requested for use.

Wentzel says the policy was added to bring school procedures in line with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

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