Roxbury Weston Preschool
Indoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
349 Boston Post Rd
Weston, MA 02493


IPM Coordinator
Ingrid J. Mansfield

Primary Contact
Ingrid J. Mansfield, 781-891-6710, roxwes@earthlink.net

By signing the end of this indoor IPM plan, the IPM coordinator, Ingrid J. Mansfield, 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, Roxbury Weston Preschool on 2/5/2018 8:52:00 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,  Ingrid J. Mansfield , about pest control and pesticide use.

    This plan describes the pest management practices for indoor areas of the Roxbury Weston Preschool 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 Roxbury Weston Preschool 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 Roxbury Weston Preschool has selected the following as itís IPM policy statement:


B.POLICY STATEMENT

    Roxbury Weston Preschool does not use pesticides outdoor on school property including but not limited to treatment to school building exterior, playground equipment, waste recepticles, turf, landscape, trees and shrubs.


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 Roxbury Weston Preschool are listed below:
    1) Ingrid J. Mansfield (Indoor IPM Coordinator)
    2) Steve  Mearls
    3) Keith Gross


D. COMMUNICATING IPM WITHIN THE FACILITY

    The Pest Management Professional communicates with the IPM coordinator of the facility. The IPM coordinator then posts this information in a common viewing area dedicated to the subject of integrated pest management. In addition, the IPM coordinator also communicates information to the staff supervisors who then distribute the information to all the staff and occupants concerned.

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


E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

  • All teachers will receive training beginning of the school year. (September, first staff meeting)
  • Training will cover pest reporting procedures and prevention strategies.
  • The training will take place annually, in September, the first Staff Meeting before preschool begins.
  • Regulations and policies regarding eating and trash disposal and removal are detailed in the parent and teachers handbooks.
  • Students must eat their snacks at the designated tables in the classroom. All tables will be washed before and after snack. All foods stored in refridgerators, continue current cleaning policy, floors and bathrooms sanitized daily, daily trash deposited at Transfer Station.


F. INDOOR MONITORING

    The IPM committee will evaluate the plan monthly. When pests are present, Roxbury Weston Preschool has chosen an INDOOR monitoring schedule that consists of daily inspections. When pests are absent the INDOOR monitoring schedule will consist of weekly inspections.

    The following technique will be used to monitor for pests:  The IPM coordinator would setup monitoring traps throughout the facility and inspect them on a regularly scheduled interval (selected in the prior question).


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
    none

    SCHOOL PEST LOCATION DETAILS
    none

    SCHOOL PEST ACTIVITY
    none

    MONITORING/INSPECTION
    Daily checks of the classrooms and bathrooms

    ELIMINATING ACCESS
    Weekly checks of all the classrooms and bathrooms. Continue cleaning and monitoring regimen resulting in no pest.

    ELIMINATING SOURCES OF FOOD AND WATER
    All food is stored in the refridgerator. Tables are sanitized before and after eating. Bathrooms are sanitized daily and daily removal of trash. Continue current cleaning and monitoring measures resulting in no pest.

    ELIMINATION OF SHELTER AND HARBORAGE
    Continue current cleaning and monitoring measures resulting in no pest.

    NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    Continue current cleaning policy and monitoring measures results in no pest.

    CHEMICAL CONTROLS
    PESTICIDE USE ATTESTATION:
    Pesticides are only applied by a certified and/or licensed applicator.
    Pesticides are used only when monitoring has shown that pests are present and when the use of the pesticide is justified or in the case of an emergency situation.
    Only pesticides allowed under the Children's and Families' Protection Act are used indoors.


H. RECORD KEEPING

    In the case of Roxbury Weston Preschool, 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 monthly .


J. IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH EMERGENCY

    During the creation of this IPM plan, Ingrid J. Mansfield has assigned committee member Ingrid J. Mansfield 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 Roxbury Weston Preschool. 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: 11/8/2007 9:28:00 AM
Plan updated by Roxbury Weston Preschool on: 2/5/2018 8:52:00 AM