Madelia Public Schools Annual Health and Safety Notification
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Throughout the upcoming year ISD #837 will continue to respond to IAQ concerns in a proactive manner to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and building visitors. Anyone with questions should contact the Madelia Public Schools District Office @ 507-342-3232
All Minnesota schools are required to inform parents/guardians and school employees that they may request to be notified prior to pesticide applications on school property. Pesticides include chemicals which are used to control insects, weeds, rodents or other pests as defined by the law. (M.S. 123B.575, Subd.9)
Pests having the potential to sting, bite, contaminate, cause property damage, spread disease, cause asthma and/or trigger an allergic reaction. Therefore, we must prevent and control them. Our district utilizes the service of a licensed, professional pest control firm for the prevention and control of pests in and around district buildings and grounds. All pest control materials are chosen and applied according to Federal law.
Because long-term health effects on children from the application of such pesticides or the class of chemicals to which they belong may not be fully understood, the district requires the least amount and least toxic pesticides available be used.
Madelia Public Schools utilizes a licensed, professional pest control service for the prevention and control of rodents, insects and other pest in and around the district’s buildings. Their program consists of:
1) Inspection and monitoring to determine whether pests are present, and whether treatment is needed.
An estimated schedule of interior pest control inspections and possible treatments is available for review or copying at each school office. A similar estimated schedule is available for application of herbicides and other materials to school grounds. Parents of students may request to receive, at their expense, prior notification of any application of a pest control material, should such and application be deemed necessary on a day different from the days specified in the schedule.
To make such a request, please fill out a request form at the District office. Any questions you may have regarding the ISD #837 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program or practices should be directed to Madelia Public Schools District Office @ 507-642-3232.