Friday, June 3, 2016

Integrated Pest Management Notifications

INDIAN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #204
Ismael Carrizales, K-12 Grounds Manager
c/o Indian Prairie School District 204
3003 West 103rd Street
Naperville, IL 60564

Dear Parent, Guardian or Staff Member:                                                                         

Public Acts 91-0099 and 91-0525 mandate Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Illinois public schools.  IPM manages pest damage with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment; including judicious use of pesticides.  In this context, “pesticide” includes insecticide, herbicide, rodenticide, and fungicide.

IPM provides parents/guardians or staff members with prior notice of herbicide application.

  • Please be aware that on (Friday June 03, and Monday 06, 2016), weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to all common ground turf areas and athletic Baseball fields at (Neuqua Valley High School and Birkett Freshman Center). This application (Stonewall) will be a “Pre-Emergent Weed control”.
  • Please be aware that on (Tuesday, June 07, 2016), weather permitting, a weed control application (Pond Dye Aquashade, Cutrine Plus & Diquat SPC 2L) will be applied to the Lake and Shoreline at Neuqua Valley High School.
  • Please be aware that on (Thursday June 09 and Friday June 10, 2016), weather permitting, a weed control application will applied to the mulched areas including the courtyards, fenced areas, fence lines (athletic fields) and bleacher pads at (Neuqua Valley High School). This application will be a “Post-Emergent and Spot Treatment”.
  • Please be aware that on (Tuesday, June 28, 2016), weather permitting, a weed control application (Pond Dye Aquashade, Cutrine Plus & Diquat SPC 2L) will be applied to the Lake and Shoreline at Neuqua Valley High School.  


We match herbicide and application procedures to our school environment.  All are approved for school use and are an important part of buildings and grounds maintenance. Typically, this application will not present a health concern to students or staff.  However, it is the intent of IPM to allow those with special sensitivity to take appropriate precautions:  in the case of children, as determined by a parent or guardian.

If you have further questions, please call my office at (630)428-6580.

Sincerely,
Andrew Weed
Facility Manager

Indian Prairie School District #204