As of June 2014, fifteen school districts, including three of the largest school districts in Colorado, are working towards implementing IPM. Click here to see whose working with school IPM in Colorado.
Information for administrators :
To get started, consider drafting a district-wide policy statement.
- School IPM Policy — use this template to design an IPM policy for your school district; approved by the Colorado Coalition for School IPM.
- Model IPM Policy and Plan — this policy and plan provides additional examples from the IPM Institute of North America.
Implementation tools for operations and maintenance staff:
Model IPM action plans — for common pests; adopt or modify to meet your needs.
iPestManager — learn more about a web-based pest sighting and management tool created by the Salt Lake City School District.
Photos from Colorado schools — see pests found, building and landscape maintenance issues, sanitation, and pest prevention practices. Click on each photo to learn more about the particular issue.
Pest Monitoring Form — use this form to keep track of pests in your school.
Resources for teachers:
For all school faculty and staff:
Colorado Coalition for School IPM Newsletter — monthly, to subscribe contact: firstname.lastname@example.org