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BP 3514.2 Pest Management

KPBSD Policy Manual

BP 3514.2

Business and Instructional Support Operations
PEST MANAGEMENT

Structural and landscape pests can pose significant problems to people, property and the environment; however, the pesticides used to solve these problems carry their own risks. It is therefore the policy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) to use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs and procedures for control of structural and landscape pests.

Pests

Pests are living organisms (animals, plants or microorganisms) that interfere with human purposes at the school site. Strategies for managing pest populations will be influenced by the pest species and the degree to which that population poses a threat to people, property or the environment.

PestManagement

Pests will be managed to:

  • Reduce any potential human health hazard or to protect against a specific threat to public safety;
  • Prevent loss or damage to school resources, structures or property;
  • Prevent pests from spreading in the community, or to plant and animal populations beyond the school site;
  • Enhance the quality of life for students, staff and others.

Pest management strategies must be included in an approved pest management plan for each site.

Pesticides

The Superintendent shall, when practical, ensure the use of non-chemical methods to control pests, including proper sanitation practices, structural repair, and window screens.


KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Adoption Date: 5/3/04