FCSD25 Seal

School District 25 Policy

Pesticides

Policy 6040
Adopted: February 10, 2004
Legal Ref: W. S. 35-7-354 (d), W.S. 35-7-375


Pesticides shall be applied in school district buildings and/ or to other real property used by the District for student activities or playgrounds only after the person(s) making the pesticide application has made proper notification of such application as defined under W.S. 35-7-375. Notice shall be provided to the District not less than seventy-two (72) hours prior to application and the District shall further notify students, teachers and staff. All notices distributed under this policy shall be [1] marked with a distribution date and [2] include information indicating date and time of application, [3] location of applicator or treatment area, [4] pest to be controlled, [5] name and type of pesticide to be applied and [6] a contact for additional information regarding the pesticide. All notices distributed under this policy shall be retained by the school or school district for two (2) years. In addition, anyone applying pesticides shall post signs on the school building or property stating the date of the [1] application, [2] the location of the application or treatment area, [3] the name and type of the pesticide to be applied and a [3] contact for additional information about the pesticide. Not less than twelve (12) hours before application of pesticides within school buildings, signs shall be posted at main entrances to school buildings and at the entrances to the specific application area within buildings. If pesticide application is made outdoors to any area adjacent to a school building or on property used by the District for student activities or playgrounds, signs shall be posted immediately adjacent to the treated area and at the entrance to the District property. The signs shall remain posted for seventy-two (72) hours after the application.

This policy does not include and holds exempt from notification and posting requirements all anti-microbial pesticides defined under W. S. 35-7-354 (d) such as disinfectants and sanitizers used by school employees for cleaning purposes and insect or rodent bait stations of the type available for home use.