Staff Information

Pest Management & Environmental Safety

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Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment.

The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 (Assembly Bill 2260) put into place right-to-know requirements including notification, posting, and recording for pesticides used at public schools. The Healthy Schools Act was amended in 2005 to prohibit the use of certain pesticides at schools. In keeping with these policies, Savanna School District utilizes the following methods to control pests on our sites:

1. Pest identification

2. Monitoring and assessing pest numbers and damage

3. Following the written guidelines for when management action is needed

4. Preventing pest problems

5. Using a combination of tools to manage pests on campus

More information and a copy of the Healthy Schools Act is available by clicking here

Environmental Health & Safety