AMERICAN FORK -- Horses may soon be inside classrooms and aboard school buses in the Orem area.
Alpine School District board members noted at a Tuesday meeting that Utah state law requires schools to allow both miniature horses and dogs as service animals.
The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/rVPzCN ) the district is drafting a policy after a student asked to bring a service dog to a school.
The draft policy says a dog or horse may be rejected if other students are allergic to the animal's dander or saliva, or have a fear of the animal. Owners would be responsible for keeping the animal clean, tick-free, spayed or neutered, and housebroken.
Owners would also be responsible for cleaning up after the animal.
A final vote on the policy is set for December.