September 11, 2013
RE: Application of Pesticides
We would like to share with you our Board's practice regarding pesticides and herbicides. In the unlikely event that a pesticide spray treatment is to be applied inside a building, the CSC as well as any parent that has expressed a desire to be informed shall be notified prior to the application of the pesticide.
The WECDSB shall, when possible, spray pesticides on weekends to allow for a more than ample flash off of the pesticide. Pesticides are not to be brought onto WECDSB property by anyone other than the approved Pest Control Contractor (as approved by the Facilities Services Dept.). Personal insect repellents are exempt, e.g. OFF, Skintastic, etc.
To help eliminate a favorable environment for pests, Board facilities are encouraged to:
- Maintain good housekeeping to eliminate food sources
- Clean out lockers and desks on a regular basis
- Report cracks and crevices in floors and walls as well as damaged external doorways
Please note that the WECDSB does not partake in the spraying of herbicides. If you would like to be informed prior to the application of a pesticide please call the school by Thursday, September 19, 2013.
Mrs. Vivier & Ms. Dorion