8486 Douglas Road, Temperance, MI 48182
Phone: 734-850-6060, Fax: 734-850-6097
DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES: Tom Martin, Phone: 734-850-6060
FACILITIES SECRETARY: Amy Mohr, Phone: 734-850-6061
Bedford High School - Tammy Gangway
Bedford Junior High School - Michael Dagastino
Douglas Road Elementary - William Russ
Jackman Road Elementary - Karen DeValt
Monroe Road Elementary - Charles Duffield
Utility - Dustin Geiger, Nick West
Electrician - Chris Ray
Plumber - Berdine Roberts
Maintenance/HVAC - David Ray, Patrick Ray
Warehouse - Sarah Adams
This notice is to inform you, as required by the Federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), that the documentation for our District Asbestos Management Plan, the semiannual surveillance inspections, and the three-year re-inspection are available for your review in each building’s principal’s office. Information regarding response actions may also be found in the District Asbestos Management Plan. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Tom Martin.
NOTICE REGARDING SPRAYING OF PESTICIDE
The Bedford Public Schools Facilities Department will treat outdoor areas (weather permitting) throughout the months of April - September. The areas to be treated will be announced at least 48 hours in advance on the District website (www.bedford.k12.mi.us) and the main entrance to the facility being treated. (e.g.: main turnstile gate at the community stadium for applications within the facility) Signage will remain in place for the appropriate reentry period specified on the label of the product used. (e.g.: 4 hour reentry period for dry time of product Pronto. Last application time at stadium 10:30 am, reentry is 2:30 pm for entire stadium)
Records of the treatments will be available in the main office within 48 hours of completion of each inspection, application of pesticide or service call. IPM Records are available for review anytime, and are located in the main office.
PEST CONTROL ADVISORY NOTIFICATION
Bedford Public Schools utilizes an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to control pests. IPM is a pest management system that utilizes multiple techniques to prevent pests from reaching unacceptable levels or to reduce an existing population to an acceptable level. Pest management techniques emphasize pest exclusion and biological controls. However, as with most pest control programs, pesticides may also be utilized at our facility.
This notice has been provided in compliance with MCL324.8316 and must be provided within 30 days of the beginning of the school year. We are also required to notify you of your right to review the IPM Plan and IPM records. An IPM plan and records are required for pesticide applications inside the school, exclusive of sanitizer, disinfectant, germicide, and anti-microbial applications.
You also have the right to be informed prior to any application of a pesticide in or at the school grounds or buildings during this school year, with the exception of bait, gel, sanitizer, disinfectant, germicide, and anti-microbial applications. 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.
At least 48 hours before an application, advance notification will be given by
1) posting at primary entrance to the facility and
2) posting on district's website
Advance notification signs will be posted at the following commonly used entrances, include but not limited to:
-- Front of individual school/building where pesticide will be applied
-- Entrance of sport field that will be applied
The following individual is responsible for pesticide application procedures:
Name: Tom Martin; Phone: 734-850-6060; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the above methods of notice, the parent/guardian is entitled to receive the notice by first-class US mail postmarked at least 3 days before the application. If you need prior notification, please complete the Prior Notification Request Form and mail to:
IPM Program, Bedford Public Schools, 8486 Douglas Road, Temperance, MI 48182
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PESTICIDES:
In addition, if you have any general questions or concerns about pesticides, you may also contact the following toll free number for the National Pesticide Information Center, a cooperative effort between Oregon State University and the United States Environmental Protection Agency: 1-800-858-7378. For additional; information pertaining to pesticide use, you can contact the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). The MDARD's website is www.michigan.gov/mdard and a contact phone number for MDARD is 800-292-3939.