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Integrated Pest Management

All schools are required by the Pesticide Notification Law 409-h to establish periodic notification procedures and have monitoring systems in place that includes provisions for the least toxic approach to pest control.

 IPM or Integrated Management is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common sense practices.  IPM programs manage pest control by methods that pose the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.  IPM programs take advantage of all pest management options possible which include but are not limited to judicious use of pesticides.  Pest populations can be prevented or controlled by creating inhospitable environments by removing some of the basic elements pests need to survive or many times just blocking their access into buildings.  In the event that these actions are not effective, IPM may require that pests be managed by other methods like traps, vacuums, biological controls, or pesticides.  This notice is to inform you of the existence of an Integrated Pest Management Program at HDCS.

Although we do not use pesticides in our pest management program, schools are required to maintain a list of staff and persons in parental relationship who wish to receive 48-hour notice of pesticide applications at Hermon-DeKalb Central School should we need to apply pesticides.  To be placed on a list to receive 48-hour prior notice of pesticide application, please contact the main office and ask to be placed on the list.  Should you wish to obtain any information on any pesticides we use, if we do, including warnings that appear on the label, please contact the school.  The school contact persons are Travis Averill, Head of Building and Maintenance and Mark White, Superintendent.


Mark White

Travis Averill
Head of Building and Maintenance

Proactive Lead Testing Results

School districts are required to report the water testing results to the state and local departments of health, the New York State Education Department and district employees, parents and guardians. View the most recent lead testing results here.

Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets (SDS), formerly called Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDS, are documents primarily for use by district employees. The documents contain information on the potential health effects of exposure to chemicals, or other potentially dangerous substances. They also provide information on safe working procedures when handling chemical products.

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Travis Averill
Head of Building and Maintenance