Animals are generally not allowed on location premises without special written permission from the person in charge.
However, under laws protecting the disabled, staff members and students
with a qualifying disability may be allowed to bring a service or
emotional support animal onto parish or school premises. If the animal
is an emotional support animal, the staff member or student may be
required to provide documentation from a medical professional that the
animal provides support that alleviates a symptom or effect of the staff
member's or student's disability. A pet kept for companionship is not
considered a service or emotional support animal.The staff member
or student must be in control of the service or emotional support
animal at all times and is responsible for its health and welfare. A
service or emotional support animal may be removed if it is a direct
threat to the safety of others, is disruptive and interferes with the
workplace or educational program, or creates an unsanitary condition. In
its Disability Rights Section, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil
Rights Division answers commonly asked questions about service animals in places of business.Note: Clergy residing at a location may keep pets as long as the pets comply with local ordinances and arrangements have been made with the principal to assure student safety and health.