Buildings & Grounds
200 Poplar Street
Vandergrift, PA 15690
The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Management Plan for Kiski Area School District continues to be maintained and updated. A copy of the management plan, subsequent re-inspections, and response action information are available for review in the school district offices.
The Kiski Area School District uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for managing insects, rodents, and weeds. Our goal is to protect every student from pesticide exposure by using an IPM approach to pest management. Our IPM approach focuses on making the school building and grounds an unfavorable habitat for these pests by removing food and water sources and eliminating their hiding and breeding places. We accomplish this through routine cleaning and maintenance. We routinely monitor the school building and grounds to detect any pests that are present. Pest sightings are reported to our IPM coordinator who evaluates the "pest problem" and determines the appropriate pest management techniques to address the problem. The methods can include increased sanitation, modifying storage practices, sealing entry points and physically removing pests.
From time to time, it may be necessary to use chemicals to manage a pest problem. Chemicals will only be used when necessary and will not be routinely applied. When chemicals are used, the school will try to use the least toxic products. Applications will be made only when unauthorized persons do not have access to the area(s) being treated. Notices will be posted in these areas 72 hours before the application and for two days following the application.
Parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school may request prior notification of specific pesticide applications made at the school. You must be placed on the school's notification registry to receive this notification. To do this, notify the building principal in writing. Please note that because it is updated annually, parents must submit a letter to the school annually if they wish to remain on this registry. Include your name, your child's/children's name(s), address, and telephone number.
If a chemical application must be made to control an emergency pest problem, notice will be provided by telephone to any parent or guardian who has requested such notification in writing. Exemptions to this notification include disinfectants and antimicrobial products; self-containerized baits placed in areas not accessible to students; gel-type baits placed in cracks, crevices, or voids; and swimming pool maintenance chemicals.
If you have any questions, contact Jim Perlik, Kiski Area School District’s Director of Buildings and Grounds, at 724-568-3418.