Pest Management Program
ADVISORY TO ALL PARENTS
Ravenna Public Schools has adopted an Integrated Pest Management program.
Inherent with this are the district’s efforts to reduce pesticide use as much as possible.
While it may occasionally be necessary to apply a pesticide, this program does not rely
on routine pesticide applications to resolve problems. We use various techniques such
as habitat alteration, sanitation, mechanical means, exclusion, etc. to prevent pests from
becoming a problem.
As required by Michigan law, you will receive advanced notice of non-emergency
applications of a pesticide (insecticide,fungicide, or herbicide), other than bait or
gel formulation, which is made to the school,school grounds, or buildings. This advance
notice of a pesticide application will be given 48 hours before the application by
the following two methods:
1. Posting at the primary entrances to your child’s school. The entrances that will be posted are the main entrance and those that have a sidewalk that leads directly to a parking lot.
2. Posting in the common area located by the main office of the school.
Please note that notification is not given for use of sanitizers, germicides, disinfectants
or anti-microbial cleaners. 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 promptly notified following any such application, via the two posting methods
You may review the school’s Integrated Pest Management program and records of any
pesticide application upon request by contacting Russ Shavalier at (231) 853-2218 x1408 or by
email at email@example.com.
Parents or guardians of children attending the school are also 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 3 days before the application, if they so request. If you would
like to be notified by mail, please contact the Maintenance Department and/or Russ
Shavalier at (231) 853-2218 x1408. Please give Russ your name, mailing address, and what
school(s) your child(ren) attend, and he will put your name on the advance notification by
US Mail list.