Integrated Pest Management Plan
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an approach to pest management that focuses on long-term pest prevention and takes advantage of all pest management strategies using pesticides only when absolutely necessary. Using IPM techniques saves money, time, and minimizes potential pesticide exposure to people and the environment.
The IPM Coordinator is a school district employee who helps to ensure that the district is meeting the requirements of the California Healthy Schools Act (HSA), including creating an IPM Plan. An IPM Plan provides information about how pests are managed at each school district and includes a list of proposed pesticides for the school year.