of the distributed LSC campus. Eight full-time facilities employees
and four grounds employees are lead by their director, Chuck Bear.
Facilities Mission Statement
Facilities is a team of highly skilled trades persons and management
staff that maintains utilities , infrastructure and buildings for the LSC community.
Our Mission is to provide quality service in an efficient and professional manner to ensure building safety, economy, appearance and comfort.
Specific Goals to Achieve our Mission
▪ Planned maintenance programs to identify potential issues early
so that repairs can budgeted and scheduled
▪ Monitor and control energy and resources by scheduling and energy
▪ Identify and recommend improvements to reduce operating costs.
▪ Utilize service request programs for reporting, tracking and
resolution of requests.
PEST CONTROL Regulations
In an attempt to assure proper control of any pesticides that might be used on corporation premises, these procedures are established. “Pesticide” for application of these regulations only is defined as a fungicide used on plants, an insecticide, an herbicide, or a rodenticide. These regulations do not apply to the use of the following pesticides: germ killers, disinfectants, sanitizing agents, water purifiers,swimming pool chemicals used in normal cleaning activities, personal insect repellents when self-applied, and gel baits or manufactured enclosed insecticides when used where students and staff members do not have access tothe insecticides.
The intent of this regulation is to prevent exposure of staff members and students to pesticides.
Pesticides will be applied only by certified pesticide applicators or individuals operating under their supervision in school buildings or on school grounds. The certified pesticide applicator shall train non-certified staff members who apply pesticides. The training must include:
A review of the corporation's pest control policy;
A review of the label instructions for the pesticides to be used;
Methods to determine when an application of a pesticide is necessary;
How to minimize potential pesticide exposure to students, teachers, and staff;
What activities are prohibited; and
Written documents of training.
Pesticide applications will be done during non-instructional time or during vacation periods
When inspections are conducted by an independent contractor, the contractor should contact the building administrator no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled inspection to discuss any problems with pests so that the contractor may inform the building administrator what pesticides will be applied on the date of the scheduled inspection. The staff of the building will also be notified of the date of application.
An emergency application of pesticides is defined as when an application of pesticides is necessary to eliminate an immediate threat to human health and where it is impractical to obtain the services of a certified pesticide applicator provided such emergency application does not involve a restricted use pesticide. Restricted use pesticides may be used only by certified applicators or under their direct supervision.
Annually the staff members of each school and the parents of each child enrolled in each school shall receive written notice of the Board’s policy on pesticide applications, and the name and telephone number of the school contact person for pest control information. This information may be given in the form of a memorandum or as a provision in the student and/or staff handbook.
Any pesticide should not be applied when children are in the room or on school grounds in or near the area to be treated.
If an emergency application is necessary to eliminate an immediate threat to human health, no person may enter the area of such application until it is safe to do so according to the provisions on the pesticide label.
In cases of an emergency application, prior notice is not required. Upon request, information will be provided regarding the application.
A copy of the records of each pesticide application at a school shall be maintained for at least 90 days. The records will contain the following information:
Date and time of the inspection and pesticide application;
Pests found during inspection;
Brand name and active ingredient of pesticide(s);
EPA registration number of pesticide(s);
Name of applicator; and
Source for obtaining information on the pesticide label(s), material safety data sheets (s), and/or fact sheet(s) for end use concentrations.
Whenever practical, non-chemical controls shall be used. The least toxic formulations and safest methods of application will be selected when there is a choice of pesticide products with comparable effectiveness.
Storage of pesticides will be kept to a minimum. All pesticide label storage instructions will be followed explicitly. All such products and the application equipment will be stored away from food products or occupied rooms in a locked area clearly marked as containing pesticides.
All pesticide products will have complete label instructions, will remain in the original container and Material Safety Data Sheet will be on file and readily available to any employee who must handle such materials or who may have been exposed to the product. This information shall also be available to any member of the public upon request.
All applications of pesticides will be made in strict compliance with label instructions.
School corporation employees responsible for handling and applying pesticides shall have specific pesticide training.
Training for school employees to become certified pest control applicators is available. The corporation may provide for financial support of such training for employees designated by the Superintendent, or his or her designee, as needing such training. Such financial support will be subject to the availability of budgetary funds and the approval of the Board.