Annually Required Notifications to Families
Maintaining a healthy and safe environment for your student is important to Mabton School District. We have an integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program. The Goal of IPM is to protect health while reducing loss from pest damage. IPM emphasizes prevention and common sense strategies.
On occasion, the District has the need to use pesticides in order to economically and effectively manage vegetation; and insect and rodent pests. Chemical applications are used only when needed after careful monitoring has indicated that an unwanted vegetation or pest will cause an unacceptable impact on human health or environment of the schools.
A 48 hour written notice will be posted in the schools before a pesticide application is applied. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the 48 hour pre-notification, please fill out the registration form available at the main office and return it to your school principal where your child attends.
Pre notification requirements do not apply to emergency applications for control of a pest that poses an immediate human health or safety threat, such as controlling stinging insects. When such an application is made, normal notification procedures will be as soon as possible after an application is performed.
In addition, signage will be posted of all pesticide applications at the time of application in a prominent location. Pesticides commonly used on fields, parking lots and surrounding grounds:
- Round Up Pro Herbicide
- Horsepower Selective Herbicide
- R-11 Spreader Activator
- Raid Wasp and Hornet Spray
- School district personnel apply pesticides.
Records of all applications to school facilities, annual record summaries and copies of the chemical Material Safety Data Sheets will be kept on file in the Facilities Department.
These are available for review upon request by calling (509) 894-4852.
Fax: 509 894-4769