Which districts allow pets?

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Which districts allow pets?

Postby madowlspeaks » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:19 pm

I know for a fact that Yukon Koyukuk District does not allow dogs (at least...the last time I checked this was the case). Kashunamiut allows 1 free pet but charges $300 per month (non-refundable) per additional pet.

Does anyone have information about North Slope, or BSSD or NWABSD and their pet policies with regards to teacher housing?

Any info about districts who have pet-friendly teacher housing would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
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Re: Which districts allow pets?

Postby H.Scandale » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:39 am

I remember reading on the NWABSD website that they allow a pet. I believe the information is located on the website.
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Re: Which districts allow pets?

Postby Transplant2AK » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:59 pm

BSSD charges something like $20 per pet per month.
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Re: Which districts allow pets?

Postby Johncn » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:09 am

Hi folks,

Here is a screen shot of the BSSD negotiated agreement (contract which specifies salary and benefits for teachers union) regarding pets:


We had a dog and a cat while living there, and although we didn't like paying the pet fee ($15 a pet then, I think), we were not ever charged for the inevitable wear and tear on our apartments. The pet fees are used by the district to refurbish the apartments of pet owners when the teachers move.


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