Board Policies

Adoption Date: Feb 12, 2002
Revision Date: Apr 28, 2004

The Corporation is committed to providing students and staff a safe learning environment and seeks to prevent them from being exposed to pests and pesticides. Pest control practices may involve a variety of chemical and non-chemical methods that are designed to control pests effectively while minimizing potential pesticide exposure to students and staff.

This policy does not apply to the use of the following pesticides: 1) When used in normal cleaning activities: germ killers, disinfectants, sanitizing agents, water purifiers, and swimming pool chemicals; 2) personal insect repellents when self-applied; and 3) gel baits or manufactured enclosed insecticides when used where students and staff members do not have access to the insecticides.

The Corporation will:

1. inform parents and staff members at the beginning of each school year of the Corporations pest control policy by a provision in the student handbook and include the name and phone number of the person to contact for information regarding pest control;

2. establish a registry of parents and employees who want to receive advance notice of all pesticide use and provide such notice;

3. provide notice to parents and employees who have requested advance notice of planned pesticide applications; and

4.maintain a written record for at least 90 days of any pesticide applications.

In non-emergency situations the Corporation will provide notice at least two (2) school days prior to the date and time the pesticide application is to occur. The notice will include the date and time of the pesticide application, the general area where the pesticide is to be applied and the telephone number of the school to contact for more information.

In case of emergency pesticide applications, because of immediate threat to the public health, the school shall give written notice as soon as possible. When possible, pesticide applications will be done during non-instructional time or during vacation periods.

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