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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Administrator Information, School IPM
Abstract: Administrator Information includes sample policy statements, organization directories, sample IPM training outlines, school IPM questionaires and surveys, as well as forms and regulatory information.
Source: School IPM

California School Integrated Pest Management Program
Abstract: A variety of documents, Web links, and other resources related to the California Healthy Schools Act of 2000 are available. This site is designed for school administrators, IPM coordinators, maintenance and operations staff, parents, and teachers.
Source: California Department of Pesticide Regulation

Community and School Integrated Pest Management
Abstract: This Web site offers links to state and national school IPM information.
Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service

Connecticut Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program for Schools
Abstract: The Connecticut School IPM Program is a five-step program that includes education and training, pest monitoring, non-chemical pest management, using pesticides, and record-keeping and evalutation.
Source: University of Connecticut

Ensuring the Health of Schools and Playgrounds
Abstract: Main school and playground topics include toxic metals, school pesticides, playground toxins, school siting issues, and school air quality.
Source: Generation Green

Guidelines for IPM in School and Child Care Pest Management Contracts [PDF]
Abstract: Safer Pest Control project offers guidelines for incorporating IPM specifications into an exisiting contract with a pest control professional.
Source: Safer Pest Control Project

Health Effects of 48 Commonly Used Toxic Pesticides in Schools [PDF]
Abstract: Insecticides, herbicides, fungicides commonly used in schools are identified along with known health effects (cancer, reproductive effects, neurotoxicity, kidney/liver damage, sensitizer/irritants).
Source: Beyond Pesticides

How To Develop an IPM Program [PDF]
Abstract: Simple guidelines for developing a school IPM program; start-up and operational phases are described. (10-page PDF)
Source: U.S. EPA

Integrated Pest Management [PDF]
Abstract: The brochure identifies legal requirements for pesticide use in schools, health care facilities and public buildings (state of Michigan).
Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture

Integrated Pest Management in Schools
Abstract: This website contains several resources available that provide excellent reference information where you can learn more about Integrated Pest Management, and get the tools to start an IPM program at your school.
Source: EPA

Introduction to IPM (Michigan)
Abstract: Requirements, procedures, and policies for IPM in public buildings, including schools, and applicator training requirements.
Source: Department of Agriculture, Michigan Gov.

IPM for Nebraska Schools
Abstract: This Web site discusses "What is School IPM?", provides administrator information, and offers guidelines for getting started. Additional inclusions: IPM Learning Modules, IPM How-to-Manual, Teaching IPM in the classroom materials and on-line resources. These have been developed for Nebraska schools.
Source: University of Nebraska, Lincoln

IPM for Schools - Chapter 6 [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter discusses integrated pest management for cockroaches in schools.
Source: EPA

IPM How Do You Spell It?
Abstract: This is a slide overview of school IPM
Source: Environmental Health Watch

IPM in Schools
Abstract: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the University of Minnesota, because of the interest being expressed concerning IPM in K-12 schools, jointly established a voluntary IPM in K-12 Schools Working Group. This provides a comprehensive review of IPM in schools, complete with policies fact sheets, PowerPoint presentations, educator material, and additional links.
Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture

IPM in Schools Nationwide Directory
Abstract: During the evolution of IPM in schools, many states have taken many different approaches. Some states have passed mandates, while others push the initiative on a purely voluntary basis. This provides a clickable map to locate information on the status of school IPM in your state.
Source: U.S. EPA

IPM Institute of North America, School IPM
Abstract: Comprehensive source of information for schools that includes standards for school buildings and grounds, pest control options, fact sheets, policy, and more.
Source: The IPM Institute of North America

IPM Resource Center for Schools and Child Care Facilities
Abstract: Their mission is to promote IMP and provide technical support and IPM resources to schools and child care facilities throughout the US, but especially in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Resources include forms, list of products, IPM Inspections, Federal Laws & Regulations, Pest control information, and management plans
Source: Southwest Technical Resource Center for IPM

IPM Technical Resource Center
Abstract: The Midwest Technical Resource Center for IPM in schools and day cares offers information on improved pest management practices that enable schools to employ better techniques for maintaining safe and pest-free learning environments.
Source: Purdue University

Minnesota IPM in School Legislation
Abstract: Updates on Minnesota State Legislations.

National Pest Management Association, Inc.
Abstract: National trade association for the professional pest control industry. The Web site serves as a resource for their memberhsip, consumers, media, and teachers/students.
Source: National Pest Management Association, Inc.

National School IPM Information Source
Abstract: This website serves as a national database of information relating to School IPM.
Source: University of Florida

Native Plant Information Network
Abstract: National link to native plant sources across the country. This includes native plant databases, image galleries, national suppliers, national events, native plant bibliography, and clearinghouse of publications.
Source: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Northwest Coalition for Alernatives to Pesticides
Abstract: This Web site is dedicated to protecting people and the environment by advancing healthy solutions to pest problems. They offer programs, publications, and information; they produce the Journal of Pesticide Reform.
Source: NCAP

Pest Management Policy/Child Care IPM
Abstract: Updates of regulations and legislation in regards to IPM in child care facilities.
Source: IPM Technical Rseource Center

Poisoned Schools: Invisible Threats Visible Actions [PDF]
Abstract: This report discusses many aspects of toxic chemicals in schools, and included is pesticides, developing IPM programs and the Gold Standard School IPM Policy.
Source: Child Proofing Our Communities

Practical Guide to Management of Common Pests in Schools [PDF]
Abstract: This 31-page document identifies steps, sets priorities, and provides tips for effective pest management in Illinois schools.
Source: Illinois Department of Public Health

Practical Guide to Management of Common Pests in Schools [PDF]
Abstract: Valuable information for setting IPM priorities in schools and tips for effective pest management.
Source: Illinois Department of Public Health

Safer Schools: Achieving a Healthy Learning Environment Through Integrated Pest Management [PDF]
Abstract: Table of Contents for this 60-page PDF includes an Introduction, Children's Exposure to Toxic Pesticides, School Pest Management, An In-Depth Look at IPM and the SAix IPM Program Essentials as well as case studies from across the country.
Source: Beyond Pesticicdes

School IPM
Abstract: The School IPM section of this website is targeted to provide information to team members, including school administrators, facilities managers, teachers, students, and parents.
Source: Penn State - Integrated Pest Management Program

School IPM for Parents and Teachers
Abstract: Background information and guidance offer suggestions for implementing an IPM program at schools. This link is directed to parents and teachers. Included are examples of school IPM programs, information on pesticide hazards, regulations, sample policies, and suggestions for notifiying parents.

Schooling of State Pesticide Laws -- 2002 Update [PDF]
Abstract: This is a review of state pesticide laws regarding schools with a table that summarizes how states around the country protect children from exposures.
Source: Beyond Pesticides

State and Local School Pesticide Policies
Abstract: A clickable map provides links to current school and state pesticide policies and programs that are being adopted across the country.
Source: Beyond Pesticides

State School Pesticide Law - Illinois
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in Illinois.
Source: Beyond Pesticides

State School Pesticide Law - Indiana
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in Indiana.
Source: Beyond Pesticides

State School Pesticide Law - Michigan
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in Michigan.
Source: Beyond Pesticides

State School Pesticide Law - Minnesota
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in Minnesota.
Source: Beyond Pesticides

State School Pesticide Law - New York
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in New York.
Source: Beyond Pesticides

State School Pesticide Law - Ohio
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in Ohio.
Source: Beyond Pesticides

State School Pesticide Law - Pennsylvania
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in Pennsylvania.
Source: Beyond Pesticides

State School Pesticide Law - Wisconsin
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in Wisconsin.
Source: Beyond Pesticides

Ten Reasons Not To Use Pesticides [PDF]
Abstract: This four-page document lists ten of the primary reasons for not using pesticides.
Source: NCAP

What is School IPM
Abstract: Parents: how to get IPM implemented in your child's school; administrators: how to get IPM implemented in school. How to overcome barriers.

Where There's A Will, There's A Way [PDF]
Abstract: Printed in 1994, this seven-page article addresses cases studies and issues from around the country in regard to pesticide management and children's health in schools.
Source: Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides


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