Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
Agenda Item

Meeting Date
August 22, 2017

Agenda Item Title
Recommend Approval of Proposed Amendments to Policy IMG, "Service Animals"

Correlation to Board of Education Vision, Mission & Core Beliefs
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools provides all students the best education available anywhere, preparing every child to lead a rich and productive life.

Staff Present

​Cindy Vines, Section 504 Compliance Specialist

Main Points

​​Proposed amendments to Policy IMG, "Service Animals" are before the Board for Consideration and Approval.  The proposed amendments allow CMS to conform to federal and state regulatory changes since the Board's last update of Policy IMG in 2011.  The new policy language was developed over the past 18 months with CMS personnel from multiple departments comparing how other North Carolina School Districts handle service animal policies as well as taking best practices from other states.   This policy change was considered by the Policy Committee on July 13, 2017 and was approved by a 3 – 0 vote.  The Board held its First Reading on this policy change at their July 25th Board Meeting and held the first Public Hearing at the August 8th Board Meeting.

Fiscal Implications

Agenda Item Type
action items

Recommend Approval of the proposed changes of Policy IMG, "Service Animals" as proposed by the Board Policy Committee