Healthy Schools / Integrated Pest Management

Healthy Schools Act - Annual Notification

To Parents, Guardians and ESUHSD Staff Members,

In compliance with the Healthy Schools Act (AB 2260) and Education Code 48980.3, the following information is being provided.

In order to control pests (such as ants, fleas, and stinging wasps) and weeds in the school environment, pesticides and herbicides are used on an as needed basis.

Except in emergency situations, warning signs will be posted when herbicides or pesticides are used.  The warning signs will be posted 24 hours prior to application and will remain up for 72 hours after the application.  

Parents will be notified annually of the anticipated chemicals that may be used.  The following is a list of the anticipated or expected pesticides and herbicides that may be used at school sites. 

Product Name Primary Active Ingredient Expected Use
 Gopher Getter  Diphacinone  Gopher Control
 Olive Stop  Naphthaleneacetic Acid, Ammonium Salt  Fruit Inhibitor
 Prosecutor Pro  Glyphosate  Weed Control
 Raid Concentrated Deep Reach Fogger  Cypermethrin  Insect Control
 Rozol Gopher Bait  Chlorophacinone  Gopher Control
 Surflan  Oryzalin  Herbicide
 Turflon  Triclopyr  Herbicide
 Wasp-Freeze  d-Trans Allethrin, Phenothrin  Wasp Control
 Wilco Ground Squirrel Bait  Diphacinone  Ground Squirrel Control

The complete SDS (Safety Data Sheets) containing information for each chemical may be obtained from the Facilities Department at 408.347.5100.  For additional information on these pesticides and pesticide use reduction, go to the Department of Pesticide Regulation's website:

You may request prior notification of individual pesticide applications at the school sites before they occur.  To request prior notification, submit your name, address, telephone, email address, and school site of interest to, or Facilities Department, 830 N. Capitol Avenue, San Jose, CA 95133.
If you have questions, please contact Interim Director of Capital Planning & Design, Julio Lucas at

Integrated Pest Management Program

The Healthy Schools Act (HSA) defines Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as a pest management strategy that focuses on long-term prevention or suppression of pest problems through a combination of techniques such as: monitoring for pest presence and establishing treatment threshold levels, using non-chemical practices to make the habitat less conducive to pest development, improving sanitation, and using mechanical and physical controls. This strategy greatly reduces pest presence and the potential for pesticide exposure to students, teachers, and others at a school site.

East Side Union High School District's IPM program has a goal to provide for the safest and lowest-risk approach to manage pest problems, with little or no pesticide use, while protecting people and property. Our program includes field-tested approaches that rely on pesticide use as a last resort.  Prior to resorting to pesticides, staff rely on education, inspection, sanitation, behavioral practices, and mechanical pest eradication to correct problems and prevent recurrence of infestations.

Staff involved in pest management - Groundskeepers, Gardeners, Custodians, Child Nutrition Workers, Child Care Coordinators and their supervisors - receive IPM training annually.  Refresher training is an ongoing part of their in-service training.  Other maintenance, purchasing and management employees receive periodic training and updates yearly.

Click here to review our Integrated Pest Management Plan
Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử
(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.