R.J. Coelho Middle School
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
Brown Street
Attleboro, MA 02703


IPM Coordinator
Jason Parenteau

Primary Contact
Andrew Boles, 508-761-7551, aboles@attleboroschools.com

R.J. Coelho Middle School employs NONE, an on-site certified and/or licensed pesticide applicator (certification/license #: ) 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

  • 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, R.J. Coelho Middle School on 7/21/2017 6:23:00 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 R.J. Coelho Middle 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 R.J. Coelho Middle 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 R.J. Coelho Middle 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 R.J. Coelho Middle School are listed below:
      1) Jason Parenteau (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Joe Furtado
      3) Andrew Boles
      4) Jason Parenteau


    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

    • All facilities employees receive IPM training.
    • Training will cover sanitation, prevention and reporting
    • Training will be offered annually.
    • The training will be conducted annually by Wayne Alexander. At the conclusion of the training employees will be quized.
    • Signs stating "food in designated areas only" are posted near the the gymnasiums, and the auditorium.


    F. INDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM committee will evaluate the plan semiannually. When pests are present, R.J. Coelho Middle 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 R.J. Coelho Middle School:
      • 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 pest were found in the refceiving area.

      SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
      Several were found.

      MONITORING/INSPECTION
      Monitors were placed in several areas especiall around building entrances.

      ELIMINATING ACCESS
      Exterior openings were sealed.

      ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
      Trash was emptied several times daily

      ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
      Storage areas were cleaned to reduce clutter.

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

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


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of R.J. Coelho Middle 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 semiannually .


    J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

      During the creation of this IPM plan, Andrew Boles 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 R.J. Coelho Middle 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
      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: 12/15/2008 3:28:00 PM
    Plan updated by Jason Parenteau on: 7/21/2017 6:23:00 AM