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Southern Region School IPM Working Group

School IPM Working Group

Resources

State Inventory of Laws and Regulations (Adobe Acrobat document)
This table shows which states have laws governing pesticide use in schools.

Status of Public Schools in the Southern Region (Adobe Acrobat document)
This table shows statistics of the number of public schools in each state, etc.

Southern Region School Integrated Pest Management Resource List (Adobe Acrobat document)
This table gives a list of teaching, Internet, and print resources from all southern region states.

This study provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture pertains to some concerns in 2007 about pesticides in the air around schools adjacent to agricultural fields and alleged impact on school children's health as a result.

This flyer warning about the presence of tritium "exit" signs can be printed to post in schools or other public buildings.

Presentations from IPM and Green Schools Workshop, February 13-15, 2008, Dallas, TX

Welcome
Mike Merchant, Texas AgriLife Extension

An Introduction to the U.S. Green Building Council and the LEED Green Building Rating System®
Michael Kawecki, North Texas U.S. Green Building Council

The Role of Engineer in School Design and Construction
James McClure, P.E., Estes, McClure and Associates, TX

Green Buildings and Pest Prevention: The GSA Experience
Al Greene, General Services Administration, Washington, DC

IPM Building Design
Frank Meek & Paul Hardy, Orkin Pest Management, Atlanta, GA

A TEAMS Approach to School IPM
Victor Melton and Tom Bell, Carrollton-Farmer’s Branch ISD, TX

Presentations from Small Group Discussions

Group A: Landscape, lighting and perimeter features
Tom Green / Tom Fuchs facilitators

Group B: Building envelope issues: birds, bats, bees
Al Greene / Tanya Franke facilitators
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Group C: Foundation and drainage issues: termites, etc.
Faith Oi / Rebecca Baldwin facilitators
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Group D: Interior areas and doors: crawling pests, ants, flies, rodents
Fudd Graham / Rosemary Hallberg facilitators
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Group E: Food service areas: cockroaches, rodents, flies
Janet Hurley / Carmen Russell facilitators
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Photos from workshop and field trip to Hector Garcia Middle School

News

School IPM Goes Green (Southern Exposure, Spring 2008, p. 9)

Experts Discuss Pest-Proof Building Ideas, by Mike Jackson (Texas AgNews, March 14, 2008)

School IPM Working Group Collaborates on Marketing Grant (Southern Exposure, Fall 2007, p. 7)

Protecting Children's Health: School IPM Collaboration Begins Regional Effort (Southern Exposure, Summer 2007, p. 2)