Maintenance and Custodial Services

Matt Cox
Director of 
Maintenance and Custodial Services

Diane Slick

District Maintenance Office
1313 W. Highland Rd.
Howell, MI 48843
Phone 517.540.8010
Fax 517.548.6364
Email [email protected]

Integrated Pest Management - Advisory to Parents

Dear Parent or Guardian:

State of Michigan law requires that schools and day care centers that may apply pesticides on school or day care property must provide an annual advisory to parents or guardians of students attending the facility.

Please be advised that Howell Public Schools utilizes an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to control pests. IPM is a pest management system that utilizes all suitable techniques in a total pest management system with the intent of preventing pests from reaching unacceptable levels or to reduce an existing population to an acceptable level. Pest management techniques emphasize sanitation, pest exclusion, and biological controls. One of the objectives of using an IPM approach is to reduce or eliminate the need for chemical applications of pesticides. However, certain situations may require the need for pesticides to be utilized.

As required by State of Michigan law, you will receive advance notice regarding the non-emergency application of a pesticide such as an insecticide, fungicide or herbicide, other than a bait or gel formulation, that is made to our buildings or grounds during this school year. Notification is not given for the use of sanitizers, germicides, disinfectants or anti-microbial cleaners. In certain emergencies, such as an infestation of stinging insects, pesticides may be applied without prior notice to prevent injury to students, but you will be notified following any such application.

Advance notification of pesticide applications, other than a bait or gel formulation, will be given by at least two (2) methods. The first method will be by posting at the main entrance of the building. The second method will be by posting information on our website.

Please be advised that parents or guardians are entitled to receive the advance notice of a pesticide application, other than a bait or gel formulation, by first class United States mail postmarked at least 3 days before the pesticide application, if they so request. If you prefer to receive the notification by first class mail, please contact the District Operations office at (517) 540-8010 to be added to the list.

Parents or guardians of children attending Howell Public Schools may review the district’s Integrated Pest Management program and records of any pesticide application upon request.

You may also contact me if you have any questions regarding this letter at (517) 540-8010.


Matt Cox
Director of Maintenance and
Custodial Services

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