Walton School
Outdoor Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
Davidson Circle
Wakefield, MA 01880


IPM Coordinator
Dennis Fazio

Primary Contact
Peter Evangelista, 781-246-6494, peter.evanngelista@wpsk12.org

Walton 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 OUTDOOR pest problems that may arise.

In addition, this School also has a contract with

  • Mark Lucas of Waltham Services, 1-800-423-6933.

    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 Walton School on 10/24/2014 2:30:00 PM has prepared the following outdoor IPM plan about pest control and pesticide use.

      This plan describes the pest management practices for outdoor areas of Walton 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 Walton 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 Walton School 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:
    • 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 Walton School are listed below:
      1) Dennis Fazio (Outdoor IPM Coordinator)
      2) Mark Alexander
      3) Kristin Morrello
      4) Peter Evangelista
      5) 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 in writing with an administrator who then passes the information onto the IPM coordinator when necessary.


    E. EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF FACILITY OCCUPANTS & STAFF

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


    F. OUTDOOR MONITORING

      The IPM plan will follow a Annually evaluation schedule. When pests are present, Walton 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..  Walton School has prepared maps of the outdoor facility and identified the following priority areas for maintenance:

      OutdoorGrounds
      The building has hot top around most of the property.

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

      TURF PESTS LANDSCAPING AND
      PLANT PESTS
       OUTDOOR GROUNDS
      PESTS
       
       

      Other
         N/A
         N/A
         N/A



      OUTDOOR MANAGEMENT PLAN

      The following areas are priority areas for maintenance: The building has hot top around most of the property.

      Cultural Practices

      OUTDOOR GROUNDS GENERAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

      Waste Disposal (trash containers and dumpsters):

      Contianers are cleaned yearly by contractor.

      Light Management:
      None

      Excess Water Prevention:
      None

      Noxious Weed Management:
      None

      Playgrounds (if applicable):
      None

      Nuisance weeds in pavement:
      None

      Storage Sheds (If applicable):
      N/A

      Insects observed in and around outdoor grounds of school property.

      Pests

      Insects in playground area (if applicable)

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      We have not had to deal with out door pests

      Provide information on how you identified the species of the pests above.
      N/a

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

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

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

      Weeds
      Noxious weeds noticed on the school grounds

      Describe the monitoring technique you used for the pests above.
      We have not had to deal with outdoors pests

      Provide information on how you identified the species of 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 herbicides, describe your rationale for using them for the pests above.
      N/A

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


    H. RECORD KEEPING

      In the case of Walton 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, Peter Evangelista has assigned committee member Dennis Fazio 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, Peter Evangelista has assigned committee member Peter 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 Walton 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

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    IPM Coordinator SignatureDate
      
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    Administrator, Director, or PrincipalDate

    Outdoor IPM Plan originally submitted on: 8/11/2006 8:56:00 AM
    Plan updated by Peter Evangelista on: 10/24/2014 2:30:00 PM