Pesticide Notification

New York State Education Law Section 409-H requires all schools to inform staff, parents and guardians that there is a potential for pesticides to be used periodically throughout the school year. Nassau BOCES is required to maintain a list in each school of staff or parents who wish to receive 48-hour prior written notification of non-exempt pesticide applications in that school. If you would like to receive 48-hour prior notification of pesticide applications that are scheduled to occur in your school, when notification is required, please contact your school’s principal. If you have any questions regarding the pesticide notification requirements, you may contact the Nassau BOCES Safety Coordinator. Additional information may be obtained by calling the National Pesticide Information Center, 1-800-858-7378, or the New York State Department of Health’s Center for Environmental Health Info Line, 1-800-458-1158.