School district adopts pesticide policy

The Board of Education voted to adopt a pesticide application policy for the Wilton Public School District during its Dec. 8 meeting.
The policy requires the school district to not only notify parents, guardians and staff when pesticides will be used in non-emergency situations in school buildings or on school grounds, but also maintain a written record of all pesticide applications for five years.Furthermore, parents, guardians and staff who want to receive advance notice of all pesticide use may contact the Buildings, Grounds and Transportation office and request to be listed on a registry, according to the proposed policy, “and such notice will be provided as required by law.”
While the practice has been in place, Superintendent Kevin Smith said during the board’s Nov. 10 meeting, the district now has a policy to “catch up with the existing practice.”