• Dear Parents, Guardians and School Staff:

     

    New York State Education Law §409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year. 

     

    The Newark Central School District is required to maintain a list of persons in a parental relation, faculty and staff who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications. The following pesticide applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:

     

    • A school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72-hours following application;
    • Anti-microbial products;
    • Nonvolatile rodenticides in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
    • Nonvolatile insecticidal baits in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
    • Silica gels and other nonvolatile ready-to-use pastes, foams or gels in areas inaccessible to children;
    • Boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate;
    • The application of EPA designated biopesticides;
    • The application of EPA designated exempt materials under 40CFR 152.25;
    • The use of aerosol products with a directed spray in containers of 18 fluid ounces or less when used to protect individuals from an imminent threat from stinging and biting insects including venomous spiders, bees, wasps and hornets.

     

    In the event of an emergency application necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the 48-hour prior notification list. If you would like to receive 48-hour prior notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in your school, please complete the form below and return it to Edward K. Gnau, the Newark Central School District Pesticide Representative at the address on this letterhead.

     

    Newark Central School District

    Request for Pesticide Application Notification

    (please print information below)

     

    Please indicate which school building(s) you would like notification for: _________________________

    Name of person requiring notification: (Parent or Guardian)

     

     

    Address:

    Day Phone:

     

     

    Evening Phone:

    E-Mail Address:

     

    Please feel free to contact Edward Gnau, the Newark Central School District Pesticide Representative for further information on these requirements, including information on the products that have been applied in this school.