District Facilities Notifications
March 24th 2023
Dear Woodburn School District Parents, Teachers, Staff and all Building Occupants:
The District continually monitors all schools to detect and prevent weeds from being established on site. From time to time, it may be necessary to use chemicals to control weed problems. Herbicides are only used when necessary, and are never routinely applied for purely aesthetic purposes. The choice of using an herbicide is based on a review of all other options available and a determination is made that those options have been demonstrated to be ineffective. When herbicides are used, the District will on apply products from the Oregon State University Low Impact pesticide list. You may find the District’s IPM Plan on our website at /fs/pages/1676
We would like to inform you that an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for controlling weeds will be used at Nellie, Lincoln and Washington Elementary Schools. Valor and French Prairie Middle Schools. Woodburn and Success High Schools. Licensed District Grounds employees will be applying herbicides for weed control on the school grounds. Specifically, the following is a list of products that will be used, the area of application and the scheduled date and time of this application:
These products will be used in (sports fields and lawn areas). All areas will be identified on site with warning signs. The reason for this application is to control weeds and ensure the health of both native plants and new plantings.
The scheduled dates for this application is 3/27/2023 – 3/29/23 at 7:00a.m., weather permitting. Should weather conditions force the cancellation of this application, the first available date and time when weather conditions are favorable will be used. Warning signs will be placed 24 hours prior to the application and will remain in place for at least 72 hours after the application of these products.
It is the intention of Woodburn School District to comply with all federal and state regulations regarding pesticide use and to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure students, parents and employees a healthy and safe environment in which to learn and work.
For all inquiries regarding the Integrated Pest Management Plan and pesticide-related issues in our district, please contact Larry Hartleben, designated IPM Coordinator, at (503) 981-2722 or 503-501-9371 (cell), or you may submit any written concerns or complaints to email@example.com Thank you for your attention to this important issue.
Assistant Facilities Manager/IPM Coordinator