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Support For Girl And Service Dog At Sherrard School Board Meeting

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Dozens of people showed up at the Sherrard school board meeting to support a local second grader and her service dog.

Last month, the school board voted that Kellsey McGuire couldn't bring her service dog, Jasper, to school. She has epilepsy.

She later transferred to Jordan Catholic School. Signs titled "Justice For Jasper" have been displayed throughout the Quad Cities. Almost thirty people came to the Sherrard school board meeting wearing purple in support

"It's discrimination and I can't believe the board has let it go on for this long," former substitute teacher Joleen Easley said. "It's bad for our district, its bad for the community and its bad for our students."

"I encourage you to apologize to the family, reimburse them for their legal bills and private school bills, have an in service to train all staff about all laws and the proper behavior around service dogs," Jon Zahm said.

The open session lasted only ten minutes, with two speakers. According to the Sherrard superintendent, a hearing is set for July 25.


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