Advisory to Parents/Guardians Pesticide Use
The Department of Agriculture and the State of Michigan have passed regulation 637 Pesticide Use. One of the requirements is that school districts provide notice to parents or guardians.
Clarkston Community 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 pest exclusion and biological controls. However, as with most pest control programs, pesticides are occasionally applied. You have the right to be informed prior to any application of an insecticide, fungicide or herbicide made to the school grounds or buildings during the school year. In certain emergencies, such as an infestation of stinging insects, pesticides may be applied without prior notice to prevent injury to students, but you will be notified following any application.
If you need prior notification, please complete this form or email your name, address, student’s name, city, zip code, phone number and the name of the school your student attends, to Jessica Kimmel at the Office of Facility Services at 6590 Middle Lake Road Clarkston, MI 48346.
Questions? Contact Wes Goodman at 248-623-8020.