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New York Education Law Section 409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public and non-public elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the year.

The Blind Brook School District is required to maintain a list of persons in parental relations, faculty, and staff who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of certain pesticide applications. The following applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:

  • A school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72-hours following application
  • Anti-microbial products
  • Nonvolatile rodenticides in tamper resistant bail stations in areas inaccessible to children
  • Silica gels and other nonvolatile ready-to-use pastes, foams or gels in areas inaccessible to children
  • Boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate
  • The application of EPA designated biopesticides
  • The application EPA designated exempt materials under 40CFR152.25

The use of aerosol products with a directed spray in containers of 18 fluid ounces or less when used to protect individuals from an imminent threat from stinging and biting insects including venomous spiders, bees, wasps, and hornets.

In the event of an emergency application necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human health, a good faith effort will be made to supply written notification to those on the 48-hour prior notification list.

If you would like to receive 48-hour notifications of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in your school building, please send the following to the Director of Facilities, Luis Rodriguez at

  • Name of School
  • Your Full Name & Address
  • Your Day & Evening Phone Numbers
  • Your Email Address

For additional information, call:
Luis Rodriguez 937-3600x3147