Briggs Corner School
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
908 Oak Hill Ave
Attleboro, MA 02703


IPM Coordinator
Jason Parenteau

Primary Contact
Katherine Sullivan, 508-226-2883, ksullivan@attleboroschools.com

Program(s) within this school:
Program NameContact NameTelephone
Self Help Inc. Head StartLinda Lowenstam508-587-1716

This Daycare has a contract with
  • Michael Bourdeau of Flynn Pest Control, 508-2529661.

    By signing the end of this outdoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Jason Parenteau, of this Daycare 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 Briggs Corner School on 11/4/2014 2:30:00 PM has prepared the following outdoor IPM plan about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for outdoor areas of Briggs Corner School 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,  Jason Parenteau

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Briggs Corner School 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 Briggs Corner School 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 Briggs Corner School are listed below:
      1) Jason Parenteau (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Jason Parenteau
      3) Jeorge  Silva
      4) Michael  Boudreau

    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

      Through formal training and informational training tools.


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, Briggs Corner School has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Daily inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of Monthly 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..  Briggs Corner School has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

      OutdoorGrounds
      Areas close to the building and play structures.

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Briggs Corner School:

      TURF PESTS LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
       OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS
       
       

      Pests
         Ants

      Other



      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: Areas close to the building and play structures.

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      On site trash containers are emptied three times weekly.

      Light Management:
      Exterior lights are used between sun down and sun rise.

      Excess Water Prevention:
      The site has no drainage issues.

      Noxious Weed Management:
      Weeds are cut back on a regular basis during the growing season.

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      Playground structures are inspected on a regular basis.

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      Nuisance weeds are removed by hand.

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      NA

      Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.
      Ants

      Pests
      Ants

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      The area is monitored by the school custodian and Flynn Pest Control.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Flynn Pest Control

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      Sources of food and water have been minimized. Mint oil has also been used.

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      NA

    • Insecticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator. 
    • Insecticides are used only when monitoring has shown that insects are present. 
    • Selective insecticides are used where possible instead of broad spectrum insecticides. 
    • Insecticide Use is documented in the STANDARD WRITTEN NOTIFICATION FORM

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Briggs Corner School, 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 Annually basis.


    J. NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS & EXEMPTIONS

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Katherine Sullivan has assigned committee member Michael Boudreau 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, Katherine Sullivan has assigned committee member Michael Boudreau 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 Briggs Corner School. 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: 7/12/2010 3:34:00 PM
    Plan updated by Jason Parenteau on: 11/4/2014 2:30:00 PM