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New Hanover school board reverses decision on facility dogs

In this StarNews file photo, Mark McCann and his son Ryder pet Palmer McCann's fifth-grade classroom at Pine Valley Elementary School. [FILE PHOTO]

A beloved member of the Pine Valley Elementary community may soon return to school.

The school recently found out that her dog, Palmer, would no longer be allowed in the building due to insurance issues. That is turning course, however, after the school board discussed the issue Tuesday and was told Palmer will be able to return to school once a memorandum of understanding is reached between the district and paws4people, a local organization. of assistance dogs.

“The teacher who has run this program, has an impeccable record, has a good reputation, and I feel like there is nothing that he has done … that has caused this program to be removed,” said board vice president Stephanie Walker. .

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