Academy of Regis College
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493


IPM Coordinator
Amy Scott

Primary Contact
Amy Scott, 781-768-7096, amy.scott@regiscollege.edu
This School has a contract with
  • Robert Cormier of Ultrafast Pest Control , 781-894-7700.

    By signing the end of this outdoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Amy Scott, of this School and the Pest Management Professionals described above acknowledge, and agree to the terms of this OUTDOOR integrated pest management plan.


    A. INTRODUCTION

      In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides the Academy of Regis College on 9/12/2012 10:50:00 AM has prepared the following outdoor IPM plan about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for outdoor areas of Academy of Regis College and clearly states itís pesticide use policies.

      A copy of the plan has been filed with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), and at least one printed copy must be kept on site and made available to the public upon request.

      By centralizing all of the information about this facilityís pest management practices the plan serves as a guide to direct this facilityís IPM coordinator,  Amy Scott

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Academy of Regis College are listed below.

    • Reduce childrenís exposure to pesticides and pesticide residues whenever possible.
    • Manage pests that may occur on facilities to prevent interference with the learning environment of the students.
    • Provide the safest playing or athletic surfaces possible.

      In light of these objectives, the Academy of Regis College has selected the following as itís IPM policy statement.


    B.POLICY STATEMENT

      It is the policy of this school to implement Integrated Pest Management procedures to control structural and landscape pests and minimize exposure of children, faculty, and staff to pesticides.


    C. IPM COMMITTEE

      The tasks set before an IPM committee are to:
    • Develop an IPM plan. The IPM plan is in essence, a document that describes the organization and implementation of IPM on school grounds.
    • Evaluate progress of the IPM program.
    • Communicate about IPM - Facilitate communication within the school about IPM practices.
    • Assist in development of contract specifications.
    • Provide notification to parents about pesticide use.

      The OUTDOOR committee members selected for the Academy of Regis College are listed below:
      1) Amy Scott (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Amy Scott (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      3) Joseph  Shaugnessy
      4) Katrina  Tober
      5) Bonnie  Woolfrey

    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      Pest Management Personnel to Building Staff:

      The Pest Management Professional communicates with the IPM coordinator of the facility. The IPM coordinator then posts this information in a common viewing area dedicated to the subject of integrated pest management. In addition, the IPM coordinator also communicates information to the staff supervisors who then distribute the information to all the staff and occupants concerned.

      Staff/Students communicate with their supervisors who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

      Administrators work closely with Regis College Maintenance department and Ultrafast Pest Control,Inc. We educate teacgers & houskeeping staff regarding pest management procedures. *Training includes pest-reporting procedures, prevention measures and communication with the staff and families. *Yearly in-service training and ongoing if necessary. *Trainings are provided by the administrators in conjunction with Joseph Shaugnessy, Director of Maintenance. they include disscussion, written information provided and Q&A. *Daily sanitary procedures are followed, including storing food in sealed containers, children eat lunch in designated areas and any spill is cleaned immediately. Theses things are all done per EEC regulations and The Massachusetts Department of Agriculture (MDAR).


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Quarterly evaluation schedule. When pests are present, Academy of Regis College has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Daily inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of Weekly inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  Reports from facility staff and students (pest reporting forms) would prompt the IPM coordinator to contact the facilityís Pest Management Professional who would then conduct a facility audit.


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR OUTDOOR PESTS

      Outdoor property includes the turf, landscaping, and the outdoor grounds such as building exterior, playground equipment, etc..  Academy of Regis College has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

      Landscaping
      Childrens playground

      OutdoorGrounds
      Children's Playground

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Academy of Regis College:

      TURF PESTS LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
       OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS
       

      Other
         N/A
       

      Other
         N/A
         None
         None



      LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: Childrens playground

      Cultural Practices

      Monitoring Program:
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Soil Maintenance:
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Fertilizer Use Practices:
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Plant Care:
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Watering:
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Tree and Shrub Diseases

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Provide information on how you diagnosed the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      If you use fungicides, describe your rationale for using them in for the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

    • Fungicides are applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 

      Insects and Related Pests

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      Eliminate food and water supply or food is stored in sealed containers.

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      We do not use insecticides.

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      N/A

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 

      Weeds

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

    • Herbicides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 

      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: Children's Playground

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      The Academy does not have trash cans located anywhere in the outdoor area.

      Light Management:
      Exterior lighting is only used when necessary. Lighting is also covered to reduce/eliminate any potential hazards.

      Excess Water Prevention:
      All areas are checked daily by employyes. Also work in conjunction with the Regis College Maintenance Department and the Pest Control Specialist.

      Noxious Weed Management:
      Work in conjunction with the Regis College Maintenance Department the Pest Control Specialist.

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      *Employees monitor the area daily for potential risk. *Work in conjunction with the Regis College Maintenance Department the Pest Control Specialist.

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      *Work in conjunction with the Regis College Maintenance Department the Pest Control Specialist.

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      N/A

      Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.

      Pests

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      This is done in conjunction with the Regis College Facility Maintenance Director.

    • Herbicides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Academy of Regis College, OUTDOOR monitoring records will be maintained through: The use of forms which will be filled out by the person monitoring the facility


    I. EVALUATING THE PROGRAM

      The IPM plan will be evaluated on a Quarterly basis.


    J. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS & EXEMPTIONS

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Amy Scott has assigned committee member Amy Scott with the responsibility of assembling and issuing all the documents that accompany the standard written notification whenever pesticides are applied outdoors.


    K. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Amy Scott has assigned committee member Amy Scott with the responsibility of applying for an emergency waiver.


    L. LIST OF PESTICIDES TO BE USED OUTSIDE THE FACILITY

      The following list includes all the pesticides that will be used outside Academy of Regis College. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.

      Pesticide
      Product
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA Registration
      Number
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use


    M. WELL WATER SYSTEM

      The school does not have its own on site well water system.


    I attest, to the best of my knowledge, that the above information is complete, accurate and true

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    IPM Coordinator SignatureDate
      
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    Administrator, Director, or PrincipalDate

    Outdoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 9/12/2012 10:50:00 AM
    Plan updated by Amy Scott on: 9/12/2012 10:50:00 AM