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EBB - Integrated Pest Management

Code: EBB
Adopted: 6/12/17

To ensure the health and safety concerns of student, staff and community members, the district shall adopt an integrated pest management plan (IPM)[1] 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:

  1. Focuses on the long-term prevention or suppression of pest problems through economically sound measures that:
a.   Protect the health and safety of students and staff;
b.   Protect the integrity of district buildings and grounds;
c.   Maintain a productive learning environment; and
d.   Protect local ecosystem health.
 

2.   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;

3.   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;

4.   Includes regular monitoring and inspections to detect pests, pest damage and
      unsanctioned pesticide usage;

5.   Evaluates the need for pest control by identifying acceptable pest population density
      levels;

6.   Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of pest control measures;

7.   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;

8.   Excludes the application of pesticides for purely aesthetic purposes;

9.   Includes school staff education about sanitation, monitoring, inspection and pest control
      measures;

10. Gives preference to the use of nonchemical pest control measures;

11. Allows the use of low-impact pesticides if nonchemical pest control measures are
      ineffective; and

12. Allows the application of a pesticide that is not a low-impact pesticide only to mitigate a
      declared pest emergency or if the application is by, or at the direction or order of, a public
      health official.

The district shall designate the administrator for maintenance services or designee as the Integrated Pest Management Plan Coordinator give them the authority for overall implementation and evaluation of the IPM plan.

Integrated Pest Management Plan Coordinator
The IPM Plan Coordinator shall:
 

1.   Attend not less than six hours of IPM training each year.  The training shall include at least
      a general review of integrated pest management principles and the requirements of IPM as
      required by Oregon statute;

2.   Ensure appropriate prior notices are given and posted warnings have been placed when
      pesticide applications are scheduled;

3.   Oversee pest prevention efforts;

4.   Ensure identification and evaluation of pest situation;

5.   Determine the means of appropriately managing pest damage that will cause the least
      possible hazard to people, property and the environment;

6.   Ensure the proper use and application of pesticide applications when non-pesticide
      controls have been unsuccessful;

7.   Evaluate pest management results; and

8.   Keep for at least four years following the application date, records of applied pesticides
      that include:

a.   A copy of the label;
b.   A copy of the Safety Data Sheet (SDS);
c.   The brand name and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) registration
      number of the product;
d.   The approximate amount and concentration of pesticide applied;
e.   The location of where the pesticide was applied;
f.    The type of application and whether the application was effective;
g.   The name(s) of the person(s) applying the pesticide;
h.   The pesticide applicator’s license numbers and pesticide trainee or certificate
      numbers of the person applying the pesticide;
i.    The dates and times for the placement and removal of warning signs; and
j.    Copies of all required notices given, including the dates the IPM Coordinator gave
      the notices.

9.   Respond to inquiries about the IPM plan and refer complainants to
      Board Policy KL - Public Complaints;

10. Conduct outreach to district staff about the district’s IPM plan.

END OF POLICY

Legal Reference(s):
ORS 634.116
ORS 634.700 to -750
Cross Reference(s):
EB - Safety Program
GBE - Staff Health and Safety

 

[1]See Model Integrated Pest Management Plan for Oregon Schools at http://www.ipmnet.org/tim/IPM_in_Schools/IPM_Materials.html (See Model Plan for Large School Districts or Model Plan for Small School Districts)