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Pesticide Information/Asbestos Compliance

Notification of Pesticide Use

The Fairport School District has always used caution, and continues to be cautious, in the use of pesticides to limit the likelihood of inadvertent exposure to these products. During the year, pesticide products may be used at school facilities or on school grounds.

As required by state and education law, the district maintains a list of parents/guardians and staff who wish to receive 48-hour written notification of certain pesticide applications at their schools.

Notification is NOT required if a school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72-hour period following an application. Also, the following pesticide applications are not subject to prior notification.

  • Anti-microbial products
  • Non-volatile rodenticides in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children
  • Non-volatile insecticidal baits in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children
  • Silica gels and other non-volatile ready-to-use pastes, foams, or gels in areas inaccessible to children
  • Boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate
  • EPA designated biopesticides
  • EPA designated exempt materials under 40CFR152.25
  • 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.

If you would like to receive 48-hour notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in or around a school/building, please call Ross Ciulla at 585-421-2062. If an emergency application is necessary to protect against an imminent threat to human life, a good faith effort will be made to provide written notification to those on the 48-hour prior notification list.

You must notify the district each year if you wish to continue to be notified. If you have any questions about pesticide application and notification, contact Ross Ciulla at 585-421-2062 or send e-mail to

Asbestos Compliance

By federal law, all schools are required to inspect and develop a management plan for asbestos. Details of all asbestos activities are described in the district’s management plan, which is available for review at the Office of Buildings & Grounds, 140 Hulburt Road.

For each preventative measure or response taken to comply with the management plan, there is a detailed description of the activity, location, and reasons for the activity. If asbestos was removed, the name and location of the storage disposal site are noted.

Activities, including the training of the maintenance staff to increase their awareness of asbestos and to prevent disturbance while making daily surveillance checks, were implemented to ensure a safer environment for staff and students.

District facilities are reinspected every six months to remain in federal and state compliance. These inspections ensure that the Fairport School District has responded to the management plan which will continue to provide an environment clean and free from asbestos.