The Janet B. Johnson Parents' Right-to-Know Act of 2000 (Minnesota Statute 121A.30) requires school districts to notify parents of dates that the District may apply pesticides in or around school property. The District recognizes that long-term health effects on children from the application of such pesticides, or the class of chemicals to which they belong, may not be fully understood.
Hopkins School District 270 does monthly monitoring inside school buildings and chemically treats for pests only if necessary, as a last resort. The District may perform internal applications only as needed during non-school times (no students / no instructional staff present). The dates for scheduled internal applications for the 2015 calendar year include:
• None scheduled at this time
For unscheduled applications parents may request, at their own expense, prior notification of any application of a pest control material.
In addition, District 270 will apply weed control and fertilizer to District fields and grounds during three separate seasons (spring, summer and fall) on the following weekends:
• May 7 & 8 2016 (Alt. May 14 & 15)
• June 25 & 26 2016 (Alt. July 9 & 10)
• August 20 & 21, 2016 (Alt. August 27 & 28)
• October MEA 2016
The District will otherwise apply weed control on a spot, as needed basis to the landscaped portions of the grounds and any playgrounds and athletic fields not used during the summer. The District will apply this weed control only after school is finished for the spring and before school resumes in the fall.
If you have any questions, please call Jeff Goldy, Coordinator of Environmental Health and Safety, at 952-988-4263.