Policy on Pets in the Classroom
There are two VSB policies on pets in the classroom.
The first VSB pet policy was written in 1984. It states that the animals must not roam free, must not be left in school during holidays, that the enclosure must be kept sanitary, and that all refuse involving the animal must “be removed using gloves, double-bagged in plastic, and placed in the appropriate receptacle”.
The second VSB pet policy was written in 1998. It states that pets can enrich the curriculum, but must not be a danger, a health hazard, or an impediment to teaching.