Resources for Teachers: Animals
Using animals for educational purposes is an acceptable practice under strict guidelines to assure the health and safety of children, and under the provisions of The Illinois School Code, and following best practices of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). In conformance with the School Code and NABT, no experiment upon any living vertibrate animal for the purpose of demonstration in any study shall be made in any of our schools. Biological school supply companies will be the primary supplier of living and non-living animal and plant specimens that are used for instructional and observation purposes. These organisms come with specific instructions for care, handling, and proper disposal. These instructions comply with environmental protocols and should be strictly followed by classroom teachers.
Adopted: November 10, 1997
Revised: October 28, 2013