Greenwood School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
1030 Main St
Wakefield, MA 01880


IPM Coordinator
Peter Evangelista

Primary Contact
Debbie Collura , 781-246-6460, peter.evangelista@wpsk12.org

Program(s) within this school:
Program Name Contact Name Telephone
Wakefield Academy Peter Evanglista 781-246-6476

Greenwood School employs Mark Lucas, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: 34543) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise.

In addition, this School has a contract with

  • Mark Lucas of Waltham Services, 817 Moody St.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Peter Evangelista, of this School and the Pest Management Professionals described above acknowledge, and agree to the terms of this INDOOR integrated pest management plan.


    A .INTRODUCTION

      In compliance with the Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides, Greenwood School on 11/3/2016 8:02:00 AM has prepared the following indoor IPM plan. By centralizing all of the information about this facilityís pest management practices the plan serves as a guide to direct this facilityís IPM coordinator,  Peter Evangelista , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Greenwood 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.

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Greenwood School are listed below.

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

      In light of these objectives, the Greenwood School has selected the following as itís IPM policy statement:


    B.POLICY STATEMENT

      Structural and landscape pests can pose significant problems for people and property. Pesticides can pose risks to people, property, and the environment. It is therefore the policy of this school to incorporate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures for control of structural and landscape pests. The objective of this program is to provide necessary pest control while minimizing pesticide use.


    C.IPM COMMITTEE

      The tasks set before an IPM committee are to:

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

      The INDOOR committee members selected for the Greenwood School are listed below:
      1) Peter Evangelista (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Larry  Mathewson
      3) Rick Lembo
      4) Debie Collura
      5) Peter  Evangelista
      6) Dennis  Fazio


    D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

      The Pest Management Professional communicates with the IPM coordinator of the facility. The IPM coordinator then passes this information onto an administrative assistant who decides how the information will be distributed throughout the facility.

      Staff/Students communicate in writing with an administrator who then passes the information onto the IPM coordinator when necessary.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

    • Custodial staff, food service workers, and building and grounds and maitenance staff
    • Will train staff on disposing of rubbish and how to prevent pest from getting in the buildings. We will show them how to deal wth any pest and to report problems.
    • Yearly reminders will be giving at annual meeting.
    • The IPM coordinator will train each new employee about pest management. The method of evaluating will be from pest siteings.
    • Staff and students are allowed to eat in designated areas only. For outside there will be plenty of containers to dispose of trash.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Greenwood School has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of weekly inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of quarterly inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  Reports from facility personnel (pest reporting forms) would prompt the IPM coordinator to setup monitoring traps, which would be used to identity the pest and determine its abundance.


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

      The School's IPM approach to managing the indoor pests includes the following actions:

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      Not avaiable

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      not available

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Not available

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      If pest are sited we will set up traps to identify and and check weekly

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      We have conducted a walk thru of facility to see if pest have a way into the building. we filled cracks, have screens on windows.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      The building is cleaned daily all trash is disposed of promtly.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      We have removed clutter from storage areas and keep boxes off the floors.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Monitoring, keeping the facility clean, preventing pest from entering the building.

      CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
      Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator.


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Greenwood School, INDOOOR monitoring records will be maintained through the following technique:  The use of forms which will be filled out by the person monitoring the facility


    I. EVALUATING THE PROGRAM

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually .


    J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Debbie Collura has assigned committee member Peter Evangelista with the responsibility of applying for an emergency waiver.


    K. LIST OF PESTICIDES TO BE USED INSIDE THE FACILITY

      The following list includes all the pesticides that will be used inside the Greenwood School. This list includes all herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides that will be used in the event that chemical is required.

      Pesticide
      Name
      Active
      Ingredient
      EPA
      Registration #
      Target
      Pest
      Rationale
      for use



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

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    IPM Coordinator Signature Date
       
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    Administrator, Director, or Principal Date

    Indoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 8/10/2006 2:13:00 PM
    Plan updated by Peter Evangelista on: 11/3/2016 8:02:00 AM