Hill Roberts Elementary
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
80 Roy Ave
Attleboro, MA 02703


IPM Coordinator
Jason Parenteau

Primary Contact
Frank Rich, 508-399-7560, frich@attleboroschools.com
This School has a contract with
  • Michael Bourdeau of Flynn Pest Control, 32 Anawan Street.

    By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Jason Parenteau, 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, Hill Roberts Elementary on 7/21/2017 5:54:00 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,  Jason Parenteau , about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Hill Roberts Elementary 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 Hill Roberts Elementary 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 Hill Roberts Elementary 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 Hill Roberts Elementary are listed below:
      1) Jason Parenteau (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Jason Parenteau
      3) Jeorge Silva
      4) Manny Silva


    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 and maintenance employees receive IPM training
    • Training will cover various topics including: sanitation, reporting, and prevention.
    • Annual training seminars are conducted.
    • The training will be presented annually by the EVS Manager. Employees will be quized following the seminar.
    • Food is allowed in designated areas only. Food may not be stored in desks or lockers. No food or drink allowed in the gymnasium.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan semiannually. When pests are present, Hill Roberts Elementary has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of monthly inspections.

      The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  The facilityís contracted Pest Management Professional would conduct regular pest inspections and would then instruct the IPM coordinator as to the proper course of action.


    G. COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN FOR INDOOR PESTS

      The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Hill Roberts Elementary:
      • Ants

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

      SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
      Small black ants.

      SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
      The ants were found at the rear entrance of the school.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      A small group of ants were found.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      When pest are present monitoring takes place daily, and is performed by the day Senior Custodian.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      New door sweeps have been installed in the r5eceiving area.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      Trash is emptied twice daily.

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      New door sweeps have been installed.

      NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
      Non chemical controls have included: the elimination of food, water, and shelter.

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


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Hill Roberts Elementary, 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 semiannually .


    J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Frank Rich has assigned committee member Jason Parenteau 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 Hill Roberts Elementary. 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
      none used



    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: 12/9/2008 7:34:00 AM
    Plan updated by Jason Parenteau on: 7/21/2017 5:54:00 AM