The School District of Lancaster uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for managing insects, rodents and weeds. From time to time, it may be necessary to use pesticides registered by the Environmental Protection Agency to manage a pest problem. A pesticide will only be used when necessary, and will not be routinely applied. When a pesticide is necessary, the school will try to use the least toxic product effective. Applications will only occur when general access is restricted in the area(s) being treated. Notices will be posted in these areas 72 hours prior to application and for two days following the application.

Parents or guardians may request prior notification of specific pesticide applications made at the school. To receive notification, you must be placed on the school’s notification registry. To be placed on this registry, please notify the district in writing by responding to the Facilities Office, 1020 Lehigh Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602 and specifying the school building.