First, this snippet from a teacher’s note regarding the MCAS tests, during which kids are allowed to chew gum and eat candy to keep their brains focused:
“MCAS is one exception to the [school’s] Wellness Policy.”
Yeah, that’s one way to describe the standardized tests…
Meanwhile, over at the Wellesley Public Schools site we noticed the title of this paper: “Animals in the Classroom — Draft Policy.”
But fear not, school officials aren’t speaking unkindly of your precious darlings — this refers to bringing in creatures for show and tell or other classroom studies. You’ll be relieved to know that coyotes, dead or alive, are frowned upon in the classroom unless under the control of a trained professional.
(Separately, Wellesley Public Schools have issued a draft policy on service animals in the classroom.)