Clover Park Technical College seeks to provide access, as prescribed by law, to staff and students who need the assistance of service animals. The College is simultaneously mindful of the health and safety interests of its community, and as such has a no animal/pets on campus policy. In accordance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Washington State Laws, service animals trained to support individuals with disabilities in the activities of daily living are permitted at college facilities.
Responsibility of owners of service animals
Care and supervision: The care and supervision of a service animal is the sole responsibility of the individual who uses the animal’s service. Service animals must be on a leash and under immediate control at all times while on campus. In rare circumstances that the lease interferes with the service animal’s work or if the individual’s disability prevents using a leash, a leash will not be required. In these cases, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. Service animals may not be left unattended, permitted to run at-large on campus or tied to a building, tree, fixture, etc.
Individuals are responsible for cleaning-up after the service animal, and repairing any damage caused by them. Each service animal must be immunized as required by state law and wear a rabies vaccination tag and license. Ideally, all license tags issued should be securely fastened to a collar or harness which shall be worn by the animal at all times.
Responsibility of staff and students
Removal of Service Animals
A service animal may be removed from College grounds or facilities when its behavior poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others, if the animal is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it, or it is not housebroken. Petition for reentry of said animal can be made to the Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Prohibitions on Service Animals
CPTC may prohibit the use of service animals in certain locations due to health or safety restrictions or where their use may compromise instruction or operations. Such restricted locations may include, but are not limited to: laboratories, kitchen and food preparation areas, medical and dental areas during times where care is being provided, mechanical rooms and custodial closets. Exceptions to restricted areas may be granted on a case by case basis by contacting the Vice President for Finance and Administration.