Integrated Pest Management Policy
The Petaluma City School District recognizes the maintenance of a safe, clean and healthful environment for students and staff is essential to learning. It is the goal of the District to provide safe and effective pest control while protecting students, staff, the environment, and District properties and assets.
The District adopts a Least-Toxic Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policy. It is the policy of the District to focus and develop long-term pest prevention methods and give "non-chemical" methods first consideration when selecting appropriate control measures. The full range of alternatives will be considered, giving preference to non-chemical methods, and then chemicals that pose the least hazard to people and the environment.
Read full IPM policy on GAMUT.