Public Notice Concerning Use of Pesticides
ISD 2908 Brandon-Evansville Public Schools 2015-2016 Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
All Minnesota schools are required to inform parents/guardians and school employees that they may request to be notified prior to pesticide applications on school property. Pesticides include chemicals which are used to control insects, weeds, rodents or other pests as defined by the law. (M.S. 123B.575, Subd.9)
Pests having the potential to sting, bite, contaminate, cause property damage, spread disease, cause asthma and/or trigger an allergic reaction. If warranted, our district utilizes the service of a licensed, professional pest control firm for the prevention and control of pests in and around district buildings and grounds. All pest control materials are chosen and applied according to Federal law.
Because long-term health effects on children from the application of such pesticides or the class of chemicals to which they belong may not be fully understood, the district requires the least amount and least toxic pesticides available be used.
Due to the rare occurrence of pests, Brandon-Evansville Public Schools does not currently have a formal pesticide application schedule for building interiors. Due to their potentially toxic nature, these materials will be applied in a manner to ensure maximum efficiency, with minimal hazard.
If specifically requested, parents may receive, at their expense, notification of pesticide application prior to their use should they be deemed necessary on unscheduled days. To make such a request, contact Superintendent Dean Yocum, Brandon-Evansville Public Schools, 206 West Third Street, P.O. Box 185, Brandon, MN 56315. Any questions you may have regarding the ISD #2908 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program or practices should be directed to Supt. Don Peschel at (320) 524.2263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.