INI - Animal Dissection

Code:  INI
Revised/Readopted:  2/26/18
Adopted:  11/17/08
Orig. Code(s):  INI

District students in grades K through 12 may refuse to dissect any vertebrate or invertebrate animal.

In addition, the student’s parents may refuse to allow the student to dissect the animal.

The district shall allow the student to participate in an alternative dissection exercise.  This exercise may include videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, films, computer programs, models, books, clay modeling or transparencies.

A teacher may not discriminate against or lower the grade of a student for not participating in the dissection exercise.

The school shall notify students who have dissection as part of their coursework and the parents of those students about the provisions of this policy.


Legal Reference(s):

ORS 332.107
ORS 337.300