Dear parent, guardian, student, or staff member:
          The Perth Amboy School District uses an Integrated Pest Management ("IPM") approach to managing pests. The goal of IPM is to protect every student, staff member, etc. from pesticide exposure by using an IPM approach to pest management.
          As part of a school pest management program the Perth Amboy School District may use pesticides to control pests.  The United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP") register pesticides to determine that the use of a pesticide in accordance with instructions printed on the label does not pose an unreasonable risk to human health and the environment.  Nevertheless, the EPA and DEP cannot guarantee that registered pesticides do not pose any risk to human health, thus unnecessary exposure to pesticides should be avoided.  The EPA has issued the statement that where possible, persons who are potentially sensitive, such as pregnant women, infants and children, should avoid unnecessary exposure.
          The IPM Coordinator maintains the product label and MSDS, when available, of each pesticide used on school property.  The MSDS is available for review by any staff member, student and/or parent/ guardian of the school district.  The IPM coordinator is available to these parties for questions and/or comments.
          If you have any questions, please contact:
    Ms. Carmen Southward, 732 376 6235

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