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Cedar Springs Public Schools

Purpose. Potential. Pride.
Cleaning and Infectcion Control Measures
Cedar Springs Public Schools has adopted an Integrated Pest Management program. Inherent with this are Cedar Springs' efforts to reduce pesticide use as much as possible. This program does not rely on routine pesticide applications to resolve problems. We use various techniques such as habitat alteration, sanitation, mechanical means, exclusion, etc. to prevent the pests from becoming a problem.
 
As required by Michigan law, you will receive advanced notice of the non-emergency application of a pesticide (insecticide, fungicide, or herbicide), other than bait or gel formulation, which is made to the school, school grounds, or buildings. Advance notice of a pesticide application will be given 48 hours before application by:
 
  1. Posting at the primary entrances to your child's school (those that have a sidewalk that leads directly between building/parking lot).
  2. Posting in the common area by the main office of the school,
 
Notification is not given for use of sanitizers, germicides, disinfectants, or anti-microbial cleaners. In certain emergencies, such as an infestation of stinging insects, pesticides may be applied without prior notice to prevent injury to students. You will be notified following any such application, via the methods identified (above). 
 
You may review the school's Integrated Pest Management program and records of any pesticide application upon request by contacting Ken Simon, Director of Operations at (616) 696-1204 x1010.
 
Parents or guardians of children attending the school are entitled to receive advance notice of a pesticide application, other than a bait or gel formulation, by first-class United States mail postmarked at least 3 days before the application, if requested. If you would like to be notified by mail, contact Ken Simon, Operations Director at (616) 696-1204 x1010. 
Pesticide Advisory
We currently have no pesticide advisory in the district,
 
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the district's operation office at (616) 696-1204 x1010. If you would like more information on pesticides you may call the National Pesticide Information Center at (800) 858-7378 or the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (800) 292-3939. Information may also be found on the web at www.npic.orst.edu.
 
Asbestos Management
Cedar Springs Public Schools district has conducted an extensive asbestos survey of all of our buildings. Based on findings, a comprehensive management plan was drafted. This plan details the response actions the district will be taking regarding asbestos-containing materials found in our buildings. This plan is available for inspection at the district office to view during business hours.
 
To request a personal copy, please notify the district office at:
 
204 E Muskegon Street
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
 
A copy will be supplied to you within five (5) business days at a cost of 30 cents per page. 
 
We have endeavored to make our schools a safe place in which students can learn. Our procedures for dealing with this problem reflect that concern. Please let us know if we can answer any questions.