August 16, 2011
Rates for IPM Plan Development and SubmissionTrevor Battle, IPM Specialist
The development of indoor and outdoor
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plans by schools, daycares,
and school age childcare programs* has been a requirement
in Massachusetts since 2000. All plans must be submitted to
the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.
Compliance Rates (August 16, 2011)
Note: For presentation purposes, daycares and school age childcare
programs are classified under the heading 'Daycare Programs.'
97% With Plans on File
3% No IPM Plans on File
94% With Plans on File
6% No IPM Plans on File
To determine if your school or daycare
center of interest is in compliance with the law, search by
town or school name under the "Locate a Plan" feature
of the Department's School IPM website.
Parents are encouraged to check the IPM-Plan compliance status of their child's school or daycare program. IPM-Plan compliance can be verified by clicking the locate a plan link in the upper left hand margin of this page. If you are a parent of a child in a school or daycare without a plan, express your concern to the administrator or principal. Pesticide Bureau enforcement staff can be contacted at 617-626-1781