In 1999, the Illinois General Assembly passed laws requiring that public schools notify parents, guardians, school employees, and community members at least 48 hours prior to any pesticide applications on school property. The term “pesticide” includes insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, and fungicides. The notification requirement extends to both indoor and outdoor pesticide applications. Excluded from the notification requirement are antimicrobial agents (such as disinfectants, sanitizers, or deodorizes), insecticide baits, and rodenticide baits.
In addition to the 48 hour notice, Woodridge School District 68 seeks to establish a registry of people who wish to be notified. To be included in this registry, please submit a written request to Alex Gliwa, Director of Buildings and Grounds, Woodridge School District 68, 7925 Janes Avenue, Woodridge, IL 60517.
Any other questions you may have regarding the District’s pest management practices may also be directed to Alex Gliwa via e-mail or be calling 630-795-6825.