In the course of operations, pesticides and herbicides will be used in the Warren Consolidated School District. Beginning April 2022 and ending December 2022, district personnel and various licensed vendors will periodically apply herbicides for weed control on athletic fields, stadiums, fence lines, sidewalks, parking areas, etc. These materials are used in accordance with proper application procedures and regulations.
Integrated Pest Management
The State of Michigan law requires that schools that may apply pesticides on school property must provide an annual advisory to parents or guardians of students attending a facility.
Please be advised that Warren Consolidated Schools utilizes an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to control pests. IPM is a pest management system that utilizes all suitable techniques in a total pest management system with the intent of preventing pests from reaching unacceptable levels or to reduce an existing population to an acceptable level. Pest management techniques emphasize sanitation, pest exclusion and biological controls. One of the objectives of using an IPM approach is to reduce or eliminate the need for chemical applications of pesticides. However, certain situations may require the need for pesticides to be utilized.
As required by State of Michigan law, you will receive advance notice regarding the non-emergency application of a pesticide such as an insecticide, fungicide or herbicide, other than a bait or gel formulation that is made to the school grounds or buildings during the school year. Please note that notification is not given for the infestation of stinging insects, pesticides may be applied without prior notice to prevent injury to students, but you will be notified following any such application.
Advance notification of pesticide applications, other than a bait or gel formulation, will be given by at least two methods. The first method will be by posting at the main entrance to the school at least 48 hours in advance. The second method will be posting at the school’s main office at least 48 hours in advance.
Please be advised that parents or guardians of children attending the school are entitled to receive the advance notice of a pesticide application, other than a bait or gel formulation, by first class United States mail postmarked at least three days before the pesticide application if they so request. If you prefer to receive the notification by first class mail, contact Kenneth Matheny at Elite Pest Management who is contracted and responsible for all inspections and pesticide procedures. Elite Pest Management can be reached at 586-294-7055. The designated district employee responsible for
pesticide application procedures is Laura Mabee, Manager of Auxiliary Services ( 586-698-4446 - firstname.lastname@example.org). Forms are also available in the main offices of each school.
Please be advised that parents or guardians of children attending the school may review the school’s Integrated Pest Management program and records of any pesticide application, upon request.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that each year district workers and building occupants receive notification about asbestos activities such as response actions and inspections. The purpose of this correspondence is to meet those requirements and familiarize you with the asbestos related activities that have been conducted in Warren Consolidated Schools this past year.
In 1988, Warren Consolidated Schools contracted with Asbestos Management Inc. to conduct inspections for asbestos containing material (AM) with all district owned buildings. This information was then compiled into Asbestos Management Plans. These Management Plans are kept in each building and are available for review. A copy of each building management plan is also located in the Educational Service Center.
Surveillance Activities—The AHERA regulation requires surveillance of the condition of ACM every six months and re-inspections every three years. The periodic surveillance was conducted in September 2014. Since the last re-inspection was done in 2016, the next three years re-inspection will be conducted in 2019.
It is anticipated that Warren Consolidated Schools will need to conduct asbestos abatement within its facilities over the next year removing materials such as, but not limited to, floor tile, floor tile mastic, fire doors and fire door frames. All remaining ACM will continue to be maintained under the Operations and Maintenance Program.
Any removal projects will be performed by a Michigan Licensed Asbestos Abatement Contractor and managed by Nova Environmental, Inc., the District’s environmental consulting firm.
All asbestos documentation is available for your review in each building file and at the Educational Service Center.
For more information contact: Laura Mabee, Manager of Auxiliary Services Phone: 586-698-4446