Mt. Calvary Christian School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
472 Mass Ave
Acton, MA 01720


IPM Coordinator
Gregg Matthew

Primary Contact
Karen Roop, 978-263-0337, preschool@mtcalvaryacton.org

Mt. Calvary Christian School employs Greg , an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: 34152) who may be called on to manage all or some of the necessary INDOOR pest problems that may arise.

By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Gregg Matthew, 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, Mt. Calvary Christian School on 9/27/2013 11:53:00 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,  Gregg Matthew , about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Mt. Calvary Christian 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 Mt. Calvary Christian 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 Mt. Calvary Christian 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:

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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 Mt. Calvary Christian School are listed below:
    1) Gregg Matthew (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
    2) Tess Yates
    3) Karen  Roop
    4) Gregg  Matthew


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 with their supervisors or teachers who then pass information onto the IPM coordinator.


E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

  • Gregg Matthew, Mt.Calvary''s head of trustees will handle contacting our pest control contractor to handle any pest problems
  • Karen Roop, Director of preschool will handle pest-reporting and training of staff on sanitation policies in the classrooms. Gregg Matthew, Mt.Calvary''s head of trustees will handle contacting our pest control contractor to handle any pest problems
  • refresher training and any changes will be covered at our staff orientation meeting at the beginning of the school year. Any changes that take place during the school year will be shared at monthly staff meetings.
  • Director will provide training on an anual basis. Director will evaluate staff through teacher observation/assesment.
  • teachers are instructed to store food in sealible plastic containiners. All rooms are swept and vacumed each day to avoid food scraps and crumbs being left around.


F. INDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM committee will evaluate the plan annually. When pests are present, Mt. Calvary Christian School 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:  Reports from facility personnel (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 INDOOR PESTS

    The following pests have historically and/or currently been a problem at Mt. Calvary Christian School:
    • Ants
    • problems with both ants and mice were in the past and not currently a problem in the building
    • Rats & Mice

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

    SCHOOL PEST DESCRIPTION
    none

    SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
    n/a

    SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
    none

    MONITORING/INSPECTION
    visually look for signs of pest in classrooms and kitchen.

    ELIMINATING ACCESS
    exterminators put out mouse traps over a year ago in none preschool space.

    ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
    We try to keep all spaces in the foundation of the building filled in or closed so as not allow access pests into the building

    ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
    We try to keep all spaces in the foundation of the building filled in or closed so as not allow access pests into the building

    NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    We try to keep all spaces in the foundation of the building filled in or closed so as not allow access pests into the building and mouse traps are placed around the facility in non preschool space.

    CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
    Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator.
    Only pesticides allowed under the Children's and Families' Protection Act are used indoors.


H. RECORD KEEPING

    In the case of Mt. Calvary Christian 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, Karen Roop has assigned committee member Gregg Matthew 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 Mt. Calvary Christian 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: 9/27/2013 11:53:00 AM
Plan updated by Karen Roop on: 9/27/2013 11:53:00 AM