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ECBA - School Pest Management Policy

  

 

Book: E

Section: Support Services

Title: School Pest Management Policy

Code: ECBA

Status: Active

Adopted: April 28, 2004
 


SCHOOL PEST MANAGEMENT POLICY

The Portland School Committee recognizes that both pests and pesticides can pose significant problems for people, property, and the environment. It also recognizes that children face greater potential for health effects than adults from pest and pesticide exposure. It is therefore the policy of the Portland Public Schools to incorporate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures for controlling pests, in order to minimize risk from pesticide use. A copy of this policy shall be kept in every school and made available upon request to staff, parents, students, and the public.

 

IPM is a systematic approach to pest management that combines a variety of methods for managing pests, including monitoring; improved horticultural, sanitation and food storage practices; pest exclusion and removal; biological control; and pesticides.

 

For the purpose of this policy, “pests” are populations of living organisms (animals, plants, or microorganisms) that interfere with use of school facilities and grounds. “Pesticide” is defined as any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pests and any substance or mixture of substances intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant.

 

Legal Reference:      7 MRSA §§ 601-625

                                    22 MRSA §§ 1471-A-1471-X

                                    Ch. 27 Me. Dept. of Agriculture Board of Pesticides Control

                                    Rules (Standards for Pesticide Applications and Public Notification in Schools)

 

Cross Reference:      EBAA – Hazardous Communications Program

                                    ECBA-E1 – Pest Management Notification

                                    ECBA – E2 – Notice of Planned Pesticide Application

 

Adopted:                    April 28, 2004

 

Revised:                     ________

 

 

Legal

Rules (Standards for Pesticide Applications and Public Notification in Schools)

Ch. 27 Me. Dept. of Agriculture Board of Pesticides Control

22 MRSA §§ 1471-A-1471-X

7 MRSA §§ 601-625

 

Cross References

ECBA – E2 – Notice of Planned Pesticide Application

ECBA-E1 – Pest Management Notification

EBAA – Hazardous Communications Program

ECBA - School Pest Management Policy.pdf (8 KB)