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August 16, 2011

Compliance Rates for IPM Plan Development and Submission
Trevor Battle, IPM Specialist

The development of indoor and outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plans by schools, daycares, and school age childcare programs* has been a requirement in Massachusetts since 2000. All plans must be submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.
Note: For presentation purposes, daycares and school age childcare programs are classified under the heading 'Daycare Programs.'

Compliance Rates (August 16, 2011)

Schools
97% With Plans on File
3% No IPM Plans on File
Daycares
94% With Plans on File
6% No IPM Plans on File

To determine if your school or daycare center of interest is in compliance with the law, search by town or school name under the "Locate a Plan" feature of the Department's School IPM website.

Parents are encouraged to check the IPM-Plan compliance status of their child's school or daycare program. IPM-Plan compliance can be verified by clicking the locate a plan link in the upper left hand margin of this page. If you are a parent of a child in a school or daycare without a plan, express your concern to the administrator or principal. Pesticide Bureau enforcement staff can be contacted at 617-626-1781