Metropolitan School District of New Durham Township
Bylaws & Policies
 

8432 - PEST CONTROL AND USE OF PESTICIDES

The School District is committed to providing a safe environment for students. It seeks to prevent children from being exposed to pests and pesticides. While pesticides protect children from pests that may be found in the school and its surrounding grounds, under some circumstances they may pose a hazard to children. Therefore, 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.

The District will:

 A.annually inform parents and staff members of the Districtís pest control policy at the time of student registration by a separate memorandum or as a provision in the staff and/or student handbook;

 B.provide the name and phone number of the person to contact for information regarding pest control;

 C.establish a registry of parents and staff members who want to receive advance notice of all pesticide use and provide such notice;

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

 E.maintain written record for ninety (90) days of any pesticide applications.

The District will provide notice to those in the registry at least two (2) school days prior to the date and time the pesticide application is to occur unless an emergency is declared. 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 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.

The District may provide for training of school employees to become certified pest control applicators. Financial support for such training may be provided by the District subject to budgetary constraints of the District.

The Superintendent shall prepare administrative guidelines for the implementation of this policy.

ISBA, IAPSS, IASBO, Memorandum Dtd. 6/13/2000