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Paper work for animals in the classroom??

Question asked by Kathryn Simunich on Dec 13, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 15, 2013 by Stacy Skemp

As I've posted before, I plan to start teaching a Small Animal Care I course this Spring. Once our new school is built-or closer to that time, I will also implement Small Animal Care II and Veterinary Science to our curriculum.

 

I plan on having a few animals for the classroom; gerbils or hamsters, fish, and possibly a rabbit or chinchilla. Yet, with the requirements for the courses-especially the higher level ones, I will also be bringing in (or allowing the students to bring in) their/my own pets--> dogs and cats. Since we have never had this course at our school, I don't have any type of liabilitiy contract or a safety pledge made up for this environment. I know for a fact that my principal, superintendent, and school board will be waiting for the proper paper work to ensure that I have addressed all safety concerns to students and parents.

 

What contracts do you use? Have you made them up yourself, or are there contracts I can draw from? I'd like to have a general safety paper plus a contract to go home to be signed by student and parent (much like a safety pledge to work in the ag shop).

 

Any and all advice or ideas are welcome!!! Thank you in advance for your time and ideas!

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