Section: Statutes containing references to certain summary proceedings
6. a. The local school board of a school district, the board of trustees of a charter school, or the principal or chief administrator of a private school, as appropriate, shall request from the pesticide applicator and shall maintain records of pesticide applications used on school property at each school or for each school in the school district for three years after the application, and for five years after the application of a pesticide designed to control termites, and on request, shall make the data available to the public for review.
b. Annually, each local school board, each board of trustees of a charter school, or each principal or chief administrator of a private school, as appropriate, shall include a notice of the school integrated pest management policy of the school or school district in school calendars or other forms of universal notification.
c. The notice shall include:
(1) the school integrated pest management policy of the school or school district;
(2) a list of any pesticide that is in use or that has been used in the last 12 months on school property;
(3) the name, address, and telephone number of the integrated pest management coordinator of the school or school district;
(4) a statement that: (a) the integrated pest management coordinator maintains the product label and material safety data sheet, when available, of each pesticide that may be used on school property; (b) the label and data sheet is available for review by a parent, guardian, staff member, or student attending the school; and (c) the integrated pest management coordinator is available to parents, guardians, and staff members for information and comment;
(5) the time and place of any meetings that will be held to adopt the school integrated pest management policy; and
(6) the following statement:
"As part of a school pest management plan, (insert school name) may use pesticides to control pests. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) register pesticides to determine that the use of a pesticide in accordance with instructions printed on the label does not pose an unreasonable risk to human health and the environment. Nevertheless, the EPA and DEP cannot guarantee that registered pesticides do not pose any risk to human health, thus unnecessary exposure to pesticides should be avoided. The EPA has issued the statement that where possible, persons who are potentially sensitive, such as pregnant women, infants and children, should avoid unnecessary pesticide exposure."
d. After the beginning of each school year, each local school board, each board of trustees of a charter school, or each principal or chief administrator of a private school, as appropriate, shall provide the notice required pursuant to subsection b. of this section to: (1) each new staff member who is employed during the school year; and (2) the parent or guardian of each new student enrolled during the school year.
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