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:
- Posting at the primary entrances to your child's school (those that have a sidewalk that leads directly between building/parking lot).
- 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 Russell Bray, Deputy Director of Operations and Facilities 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 Russell Bray, Deputy Director of Operations and Facilities at (616) 696-1204 x1010.
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.