Healthy Schools / Integrated Pest Management
Healthy Schools Act - Annual NotificationTop of Page
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|
|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: http://www.cdpr.ca.gov.
Integrated Pest Management ProgramTop of Page
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.