IPM (Integrated Pest Management)
ADVISORY TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS REGARDING PESTICIDE USE
State of Michigan law requires that schools and daycare centers that may apply pesticides on school or daycare property provide an annual advisory to parents or guardians of students attending the facility.
Please be advised that the Mount Clemens Community Schools utilizes an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to control pests. IPM is a pest management system that uses all suitable techniques in a total pest management system with the intent of preventing pests from reaching unacceptable levels or to reduce an existing population to an acceptable level. Pest management techniques emphasize sanitation, pest exclusion, and biological controls. One of the objectives of using an IPM approach is to reduce or eliminate the need for chemical applications of pesticides. However, certain situations may require the need for pesticides to be utilized.
As required by State of Michigan law, you will receive advance notice regarding the non-emergency application of a pesticide such as an insecticide, fungicide, or herbicide, other than a bait or gel formulation, that is made to the school or daycare grounds or buildings during this school year. In specific emergencies, such as an infestation of stinging insects, pesticides may be applied without prior notice to prevent injury to students. Still, you will be notified following any such application.
Advance notification of pesticide applications, other than a bait or gel formulation, will be given by at least two methods. The first method will be by posting at the main entrance to the school/daycare center. The second method will be by posting on the school’s website.
Please be advised that parents or guardians of children attending the school or daycare center are entitled to receive the advance notice of a pesticide application, other than a bait or gel formulation, by first-class United States mail postmarked at least three days before the pesticide application, if they so request. If you prefer to receive the notification by first-class mail, please complete the attached form and return it to our Central office.
Please be advised that parents or guardians of children attending the school may review the school’s Integrated Pest Management program and records of any pesticide application upon request.
If you need prior notification, please complete this form or email your name, address, student’s name, city, zip code, phone number, and the name of the school your student attends, to Paul Sheppard at the Office of Central Services at 155 Cass Ave Mount Clemens, MI 48043.
Questions? Contact Paul Sheppard at 586-461-3768.