Student Handbooks

Pets at School

Bringing animals on to school property poses a potential hazard for our students. Because we recognize that both animals and children can behave in unpredictable ways that could jeopardize their safety, Batavia Public Schools requests that pets NOT be brought on to school property while parents are dropping off or picking up their children at school. Likewise, parents or children should not bring pets on to school property during the school day. In the case of a classroom visit, prior arrangements should be made with the school principal to ensure the safety of all during such a visit, taking into consideration any allergies and/or phobias of children in that classroom. Students with disabilities or a medical condition that require a service animal shall not be prohibited from having their animals in the classroom.