School Pesticide Neighbor Notification Clarification
Question: If a school does not use any pesticide products in buildings or grounds, other than those cited as exempt under Education Law 409-H, is the school still required to provide follow-up written notifications to all persons in parental relation and staff at the following intervals: within ten days of the end of the school year; and within two days of the end of winter recess, spring recess, and summer school?
Answer: No, however if an emergency application is necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, the school must make a good faith effort to notify all persons in parental relation and staff in writing prior to the emergency application. If the product used falls under those classified as exempt under Education Law 409-H, the notification is not required.
Schools must still provide the initial written notification to all persons in parental relation and staff at the beginning of the school year or summer school session informing them of the name and phone number of the school pesticide representative to contact for further information on the school's pest management policies and procedures.