Pesticide Application Notice

The Washington State Pesticide Application Act, RCW 17.21, was amended in 1999 to include specific requirements for the application of pesticides, herbicides or fungicides within public school district buildings and grounds. The law requires that public school districts comply with the following guidelines when considering the application of pesticides in or around all school district buildings and grounds:
  1. All district employees or commercial vendors involved in pesticide application must possess a Washington State Pesticide Applicators License.
  2. All pesticides, herbicides and fungicides utilized around public school buildings and grounds must be approved for use within the State of Washington by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  3. All building staffs and students must be notified at least 48 hours in advance of any pesticide application, including application location, date, time, pesticide name and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provided.
  4. There must be proper signage posted immediately after the pesticide application at the location of application and at the building main entrance, and remain posted for at least 24 hours afterwards.
The Auburn School District's pesticide application procedures are in full compliance with the Washington State Pesticide Application Act. 
If you have any questions or wish to review any of the district's procedures and records, please contact the deputy superintendent of business and operations (253) 931-4930.