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School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Home Page
Welcome to the California School IPM web site! This site has been created by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) as part of its implementation of the Healthy Schools Act. Here you will find a variety of documents, web links, and other resources related to the Act and to integrated pest management in schools.
What is integrated pest management (IPM)? Integrated pest management is a widely accepted approach to pest management that results in effective suppression of pest populations while minimizing human health and environmental hazards. more...
What is the Healthy Schools Act? The Healthy Schools Act put into code DPRs existing voluntary school IPM program and added some requirements for schools, such as parental notification of pesticide applications, warning signs, recordkeeping at schools and pesticide use reporting by licensed pest control businesses that apply pesticides at schools. DPR is committed to facilitating voluntary adoption of IPM policies and programs in schools throughout California, and will be assisting school districts with their implementation of the Healthy Schools Act. more...
Information about new bleach concentration - are you accidentally using too much bleach?
Information about new bleach concentration in common products - the concentration of most bleach solutions has changed and you could be using too much.
Accomplishments and plans: July 2012 - June 2013, PDF (161 kb)
Updated accomplishments and plans for DPR’s School IPM and Child Care IPM Programs.
Turfgrass IPM workshops
DPR is conducting Turfgrass IPM Workshops for California school district staff. These advanced, half-day workshops focus on IPM principles for turfgrass, such as proper irrigation and turf health. Attendees will receive analysis and evaluation of a turf-area soil sample from their school. The next workshop will take place in Fullerton (Orange County) on May 28, 2013.
Also known as the AB 405 list, this list provides users with product names and US EPA registration numbers of pesticides that are not allowed for use in schools and child care facilities. The list is updated quarterly.
School IPM workshops scheduled for 2013
Registration is now open for DPR’s School IPM Workshops. Workshops are scheduled for Templeton, San Luis Obispo County (June 12); and Eureka, Humboldt County (August 8). These workshops, which are mandated by the Healthy Schools Act, are designed specifically for California school district staff who are responsible for pest management, such as IPM Coordinators and Maintenance & Operations staff.