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


IPM Coordinator
Dennis Fazio

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 OUTDOOR pest problems that may arise.

In addition, this School also has a contract with

  • Mark Lucas of Waltham Services, 817 Moody St.

    By signing the end of this outdoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Dennis Fazio, 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 Greenwood School on 11/3/2016 8:03:00 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 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.

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

      Objectives
      The objectives of the integrated pest management program conducted at the Greenwood 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 Greenwood 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 Greenwood School are listed below:
      1) Dennis Fazio (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Larry  Mathewson
      3) Rich Lembo
      4) Debie Collura
      5) Peter  Evangelista
      6) Dennis  Fazio

    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 passes this information onto an administrative assistant who decides how the information will be distributed throughout the facility.

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


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

      To make sure that of what they can d to reduce the chances of pest. Cleaning up after themselves putting waste in the proper place when outdoors.


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, Greenwood School has chosen an OUTDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of Quarterly inspections. When pests are absent the OUTDOOR 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 OUTDOOR PESTS

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

      Landscaping
      Not available

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

      TURF PESTS   LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
        OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS
       

      Other
          There is minimal grass areas at this location.
       



      LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: Not available

      Cultural Practices

      Monitoring Program:
      whne insect are a problem we will monitor and locate the problem

      Soil Maintenance:
      there is no turf on schools grounds

      Fertilizer Use Practices:
      There is no tufr on school grounds

      Plant Care:
      there are some shrubs which have mulch around them and they are spaced to prevent over growth.

      Watering:
      Mother nature is the only way plants are watered.

      Tree and Shrub Diseases

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      There is no turf at this location

      Provide information on how you diagnosed the pests above.
      N/A

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

      If you use fungicides, describe your rationale for using them in for the pests above.
      N/A

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

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

      Insects and Related Pests

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      There is minimal areas at this location with plants or grass

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      I would consult our pest proffessional

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures you have taken to manage the pests above.
      Not available

      If you use insecticides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      Not available

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      Not available

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

      Weeds

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      There is minimal area where plants and grass are gronw.

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      Not available

      Provide details on the non-chemical control measures have you taken to manage the pests above.
      Not available

      If you use herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      Not available

      Describe or identify any alternative management or biological strategies being used or planned to be used
      Not available

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


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Greenwood 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, Debbie Collura has assigned committee memberPeter Evangelista 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, Debbie Collura has assigned committee memberPeter Evangelista 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 Greenwood 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

    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    IPM Coordinator Signature Date
       
    ________________________________________________ __/______/___
    Administrator, Director, or Principal Date

    Outdoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 8/10/2006 2:22:00 PM
    Plan updated by Peter Evangelista on: 11/3/2016 8:03:00 AM