Pest Management Program

  ADVISORY TO ALL PARENTS

  Dear Parent/Guardian:
  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
  identified above.

  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 rshavalier@ravennaschools.org.

  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.