After a recent inspection, we were told that we have to remove ALL rugs, pillows, stuffed animals, etc. from our classrooms. It's not because of fire (that was my first thought) - it's because of lice and "other bugs." Every classroom, however, has one of those giant Lakeshore rugs, but we were told that's ok because they are higher quality and made for classrooms? Does anyone else have a rule like this? I was so sad to take all that stuff out of my classroom. I had a nice library area and a couple areas with rugs. My kids loved those areas for Daily 5 and math centers.