Pesticide Use Reporting/Integrated Pest Management
The Healthy School Act of 2000 with new amendments made in 2015, requires that all schools provide parents and staff members with annual written notification of expected pesticide use on school sites. Menlo Park City School District has developed an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan that relies on long term pest prevention methods and limits the use of pesticides. The IPM program begins with education, habitat management, and alteration of maintenance activities, followed by physical, biological, and then chemical control. We’re happy to report that for 2016 and 2017 the District did not apply any pesticides in landscaping areas or school buildings.
Link to CA.Gov DPR: http://apps.cdpr.ca.gov/schoolipm/
Click to view MPCSD's Pesticide Use 2016
Click to view MPCSD's Letter 2017 Pesticide Use
Click to view MPCSD IPM Plan
Parents or guardians may request prior notification of individual pesticide applications at the school site. Please email us to request notification or call 650-321-7140.