EBB - Integrated Pest Management
Re-adopted: 8/13/97, 3/13/02, 3/14/12
To ensure the health and safety concerns of student, staff, and community members, the district shall adopt an integrated pest management plan (IPM) by July 1, 2012, which emphasizes the least possible risk to students, staff, and community members and shall adopt a list of low-impact pesticides for use with the IPM plan.
The IPM plan is a proactive strategy that:
- Focuses on the long-term prevention or suppression of pest problems through economically sound measures that:
- Protect the health and safety of students and staff;
- Protect the integrity of district buildings and grounds’
- Maintain a productive learning environment; and
- Protect local ecosystem health.
- Focuses on the prevention of pest problems by working to reduce or eliminate conditions of property construction, operation, and maintenance that promote or allow for the establishment, feeding, breeding, and proliferation of pest populations or other conditions that are conducive to pests or that create harborage for pests;
- Incorporates the use of sanitation, structural remediation or habitat manipulation or of mechanical, biological and chemical pest control measures that present a reduced risk or have a low-impact and, for the purpose of mitigating a declared pest emergency, the application of pesticides that are not low-impact pesticides;
- Includes regular monitoring and inspections to detect pests, pest damage, and unsanctioned pesticide usage;
- Evaluates the need for pest control by identifying acceptable pest population density levels;
- Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of pest control measures;
- Excludes the application of pesticides on a routine schedule for purely preventive purposes, other than applications of pesticides designed to attract or be consumed by pests;
- Excludes the application of pesticides for purely aesthetic purposes;
- Includes school staff education about sanitation, monitoring, inspection, and pest control measures;
- Respond to inquiries about the IPM plan and refer complainants to Board Policy KL: Policy Complaints;
- Conduct outreach to district staff about the district’s IPM plan.