Boaz City Schools would like to welcome it's new facility dog Sully. Sully was provided through a partnership grant with ALSDE and Service Dogs of Alabama. He is a full time faculty member that will be providing services at Boaz High School and Boaz Elementary School. He lives with his handlers Josh and Juddie Walker. Josh is the principal at Boaz Elementary and Juddie is the media specialist at Boaz High School. Sully has received intensive training for the past year and a half getting him ready to work in a school environment. Below are just a few of the goals of facility dogs placed in schools:
To reduce stress in the classroom, during a counseling sessions, or during testing.
To create opportunities for inclusion and participation for all students.
To deflect any opportunities for conflict and diffuse defiant and disruptive behaviors.
Boaz is thankful that we were selected to receive such a wonderful dog who will provide love, friendship, comfort, and support for our students and faculty.