ERIC Number: ED452683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-20
Reference Count: N/A
IPM Standards for Schools: A Program for Reducing Pest and Pesticide Risks in Schools and Other Sensitive Environments. Version 2.0.
Green, Thomas A., Ed.
This guide presents Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practice standards for educational facilities to help schools become certified in providing effective and safe pest control. The guide is divided into two parts with three modules each for both buildings and grounds. The first module addresses building the IPM foundation to meet all legal requirements, identify necessary resources, create an IPM policy, set up documentation, establish community communications, and end routine pesticide applications. The second module guides schools in establishing roles and training key players; identifying priorities and creating a pest management plan; and limiting pest control actions to effective, reduced-risk options. The third module addresses issues of administration, policy, and pest control practices for certification. Not all practices are needed for certification, so an IPM scoring system is included for both buildings and grounds to be used to verify certification. Appendices contain a list of reduced- risk and least-risk pest control definitions, a glossary, and additional resources for implementing IPM in schools. (GR)
Descriptors: Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Pests, Public Schools, Risk Management, Standards
IPM Institute of North America, Inc., 1914 Rowley Ave., Madison, WI 53705. Tel: 608-232-1528; Fax: 608-232-1530; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.ipminstitute.org.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: IPM Inst. of North America, Inc., Madison, WI.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin