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Integrated Pest Management Plan

All public school districts are required to maintain policies that provide direction and guidance for all staff regarding the laws and regulation that keep your child safe in school.

Management of Life-Threatening Allergies in Schools (Policy #5331)

The Board of Education recognizes pupils may have allergies to certain foods and other substances and may be at risk for anaphylaxis.  This policy has been developed in accordance with guidelines developed by the NJ Department of Education.

Hazing, Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (Policy #5512)

Violence and vandalism are an unfortunate outgrowth of harassment, intimidation and bullying, and this policy promotes a civil and positive environment.  It also prohibits hazing in any student team or school group  The district takes all reports of violence, bullying, harassing, or intimidation seriously and follows up with an investigation and disciplinary action if deemed appropriate.  We are committed to providing all students with a safe, non-threatening environment in which to learn.

Substance Abuse- Students (Policy #5530)

The Board of Education recognizes that a student's abuse of harmful substances seriously impedes that student's education and threatens the welfare of the entire school community.  This policy establishes and maintains a comprehensive substance abuse intervention, prevention, and treatment referral program.

Integrated Pest Management Plan

The New Jersey School Integrated Pest Management Act of 2002 requires school districts to implement a school integrated pest management policy that includes an Integrated Pest Management Plan.  In accordance with the requirements of the Act, the Board of Education shall ensure implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures to control pests and minimize exposure of children, faculty and staff to pesticides.  These procedures shall be applicable to all school property in the Long Beach Island School District.

IPM Coordinator (IPMC)

David Yates, Facilities Manager, is the district's Integrated Pest Management Coordinator (IPMC) and is responsible for the implementation of the school integrated pest management policy.

Integrated Pest Management Procedures in Schools

Implementation of Inter grated pest Management (IPM) procedures will determine when to control pests and whether to use mechanical, physical, cultural, biological, or chemical methods.  Applying IPM principles prevents unacceptable levels of pest damage by the most economical means and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
The Integrated Pest Management Coordinator (IPMC) shall consider the full range of management options, including not action at all.  Non-pesticide pest management methods are to be used whenever possible.  The choice of using a pesticide shall be based on a review of all other available options and a determination that these options are not effective or not reasonable.  When it is determined that a pesticide must be used, low impact pesticides and methods are preferred and shall be considered for use first.