Supervisor & IPM Coordinator
Integrated Pest Management Policy
The Round Rock ISD is committed to the use of an Integrated Pest Management program as an approach to pest control through regular monitoring and record keeping and determine if and when treatments are needed. Our policy on the use of pesticides is to use the least toxic to maintain a safe environment for the students and staff as recommended by the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service. The benefit of maintaining an IPM program is to prevent pest populations from reaching unacceptable levels while minimizing unfavorable sociological, economical or environmental consequences. To view the State and National IPM Standard for Schools please click on the links at the bottom of the page.
Building and landscape pests can pose significant problems to students, staff, property and the environment. Through inspections and the use of “least toxic” chemicals the district will maintain control of building and landscape pests while maintaining a safe environment to students and faculty.
School Pest Management Procedures
The districts decision to implement IPM principles will prevent unacceptable levels of pest activity and damage. Chemical controls are used as a last resort. IPM practitioners depend on current, comprehensive information on the pest and its environment, and the best available pest control methods to use.
Records will be kept on the number of pest or other indicators of pest populations both before and after any treatments. Records of pesticide use shall be maintained to meet the requirements of the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service and the School Board, and records will also document any non-toxic treatment methods being used.
This School District takes the responsibility to notify the school staff of upcoming treatments which will involve a pesticide. Notification of the District use of pesticides is printed on the Student Handbook which is sent home with students at the beginning of the School year. Proper notification to all campus’ are given as required by the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service. For further information please contact the IPM Coordinator in the Maintenance Department.
Pesticides will be stored and disposed of in accordance with the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service registered label directions and State or Local regulations. Pesticides are stored in the Maintenance Department not accessible to students or unauthorized personnel.
Pesticide applicators are educated, trained and licensed with the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service in the principles and practices of IPM and the use of pesticides approved by this School District, and they follow regulations and label precautions. Applicators must be certified by the Structural Pest Control Service's IPM Program and comply with the School District's IPM Policy and Pest Management Plan.
EPA's IPM Policy for Schools