Healthy Schools Act

What is the Healthy Schools Act?

The Healthy Schools Act was passed in California in 2000. The act is designed to protect children from exposure to toxic pesticides by requiring notification to parents of pesticide use, record keeping and annual reporting of pesticide use to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Since 2015 school districts are required to have an Integrated Pest Managment (IPM) Policy and Plan that is reviewed each year and only allows pesticides to be used as a last resort in schools, and anyone who applies any type of pesticide (which includes disinfectants) at a schoolsite MUST take an annual IPM training in advance.