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Pesticide Notification

Any pesticide used by the North Beach School District will be posted.  District employees and/or contractors, depending on the circumstances, will apply pesticides.
The District shall comply with all legal requirements for record keeping regarding the application of pesticides to school grounds or school facilities.  This includes the creation of an annual summary report of pesticide usage and compliance with State Department of Agriculture rules regarding record keeping.  Such record will be available to interested persons, upon request, under the State Public Records Act and other laws.
This notice shall be printed and distributed annually in student and employee handbooks to students and parents at the start of the school year, or when an employee begins work or a student enrolls.
At least 48 hours before the application of a pesticide to school facilities or grounds, the District shall notify parents and staff of the planned application in writing, including the heading, "Notice: Pesticide Application."  This notice shall be posted in a prominent place in the building office, in addition to being provided to parents and staff.  This pre-notification is not required if the school grounds or facilities will not be occupied by students for two days following application of the pesticide.  If the application is not made within 48 hours of the notification, another notification shall be made prior to application.  This pre-notification is not required in the case of any emergency application of pesticides to a school facility, such as an application to control stinging pests, but full notification shall be made as soon as possible after the application.
Following the application of a pesticide to school facilities (structures and vehicles), a sign shall be posted at the location of application.  The notice shall be at least 8 1/2 x 11 inches in size and include the heading, "Notice; Pesticide Application," product name, date, time and specific location of the application, the pest for which the application was made, and a contact name and telephone number.  The notice shall remain posted for 24 hours, or longer if required by the label of the pesticide.
These notices are not required for the application of antimicrobial pesticides (substances used to sanitize or disinfect for microbial pests, viruses, bacteria, algae or protozoa).  These notices are not required for the placement of insect or rodent bait which is inaccessible to children.