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Legal Questions About Service Animals in Schools

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the laws that require school districts to provide access to service animals.

Service animals seem to be everywhere these days, raising many practical and legal issues. In the public school context, state and federal laws govern whether a person has a right to use a service animal. In order to determine which rules apply, school officials must understand the basic legal landscape. Learn if service animals have to be certified or trained, what access must be provided to an individual with a service animal, and more in this FAQ.