Lake Washington School District Community:
Over the past week we have watched events unfold across our country that reflect the anger and outrage that has once again been sparked by a senseless and horrific death.
On occasion, Lake Washington School District has the need to use pesticides (i.e., herbicides and insecticides) to manage vegetation and insect pests. To the extent possible with available resources, the goal of the integrated pest management (IPM) program is to protect human health, reduce loss from pest damage and minimize environmental pollution and human exposure to pesticides.
There is no fixed schedule for IPM treatments.
If the district deems it necessary to use chemical sprays to manage vegetation and/or insect pests, the following guidelines are adhered to:
Except in emergencies, in the highly unlikely case where pesticides may be used when school is in session, pre-notification information will be sent home with all students at the site where the application takes place.