Pesticide and Herbicide Application

Notification of Pesticide and Herbicide Application

In compliance with the Parents Right To Know Act of 2000, District 833 is required to inform parents, guardians, and school employees that certain pesticides and herbicides are applied on school property. As a general rule, the district applies only one herbicide, dandelion preventer, twice per year during the summer break in June and August, during times when there is no scheduled use of the affected area. Other pesticides and herbicides are used on an as-needed basis when there are no students or employees in the building.

Estimated inspection schedules and possible treatments are available at each school’s office. To obtain this information, send a written request to the office coordinator of the school your child attends.

If you would like to be notified prior to pesticide or herbicide application, or if you have any questions about this or any other health or safety issue, you may feel free to direct them to Wendy German, Health and Safety at wgerman@sowashco.org