No Dog Policy on School Property
School District #23 has a policy where dogs are not permitted on school property at any time (even on a leash). This is a safety issue for our students. The only exception is 'Banjo', a working dog who accompanies one of our students.
This is a health and safety issue where the School District must comply with Division 1, Part 107 of the Workers Compensation Act (WCB). By bringing dogs onto school grounds, the health and safety issue is exposing students and staff to the hazards of dog bites, dog fights, and dog feces which has to be cleaned up by school staff. Even if dog owners clean up messes, the residue can still be left on the grass where children play. Therefore, in order to stay in compliance with the Regulation and our own School Policy, dogs are not permitted on school grounds at any time.