15.05.02.08

.08 In-School Notification.

A. Pesticide Application in a School Building.

(1) Each school system shall develop an appropriate means of in-school notification to students and staff before a pesticide is applied in a middle school building or high school building.

(2) The in-school notification shall include a sign or notice posted:

(a) At the room or area of the pesticide application; and

(b) Either:

(i) At the primary entrance to the school, or

(ii) In a central school location accessible to parents, guardians, students, and staff.

(3) In-school notification to students and staff may also include:

(a) Oral announcements; or

(b) Written notices.

(4) The notice or sign shall include the following information:

(a) "Caution—Pesticide Application";

(b) Common name of the pesticide applied;

(c) Location of the application;

(d) Date of the application; and

(e) Contact person for additional information, including information on potential adverse effects.

(5) The notice or sign shall remain posted for at least 48 hours after a pesticide is applied.

B. Bait Station.

(1) Each school system shall provide in-school notification to students and staff before a bait station is used in any school.

(2) The in-school notification shall include a sign or notice posted on the door of the room or primary entrance to the area in which the bait station is placed.

(3) The notice or sign shall include the following information:

(a) "Caution-Pesticide Application";

(b) Common name of the pesticide applied;

(c) Date the bait station was placed in the room or area; and

(d) Contact person for additional information, including information on potential adverse effects.

(4) The notice or sign shall remain posted until the bait station is removed.

C. Pesticide Application on School Grounds.

(1) Each school system shall develop an appropriate means of in-school notification to students and staff before a pesticide is applied on the school grounds of a middle school or high school.

(2) The in-school notification shall include a sign or notice posted:

(a) At the primary entrance to the school; or

(b) In a central location accessible to parents, guardians, students, and staff.

(3) In-school notification to students and staff may also include:

(a) Oral announcements; or

(b) Written notices.

(4) The notice or sign required under §C(2) of this regulation shall:

(a) Include the following information:

(i) "Caution—Pesticide Application";

(ii) Common name of the pesticide applied;

(iii) Location of the application;

(iv) Date of the application; and

(v) Contact person for additional information, including information on potential adverse effects; and

(b) Remain posted for at least 48 hours after a pesticide is applied.