As a teacher in the SLV schools, I have a plea to the community. There are multiple signs at our schools about our policy of no dogs on campus. These are widely ignored, especially on the weekends. My plea is this: If you choose to ignore the school rules and bring your dog on campus, please have the decency to clean up after your dog. Our custodians have to spend time that should be spent on our facilities cleaning up after dogs. Students step in the dog waste, track it into classrooms, which then disrupts instructional time. This isn't a minor problem. It is something that staff has to deal with multiple times a week. So, please, remember that our students are playing and congregating where your dog is "going." If you are going to ignore the rules and bring your dog to our schools, at least clean up after it.
Claire Hackett, Ben Lomond