Pesticide Application Procedures

  • Public schools must notify parents/guardians and school employees at least 48 hours prior to any pesticide applications on school property. The term pesticide includes insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides and fungicides. The notification requirement extends to both indoor and outdoor pesticide applications.

    Excluded from the notification requirement are antimicrobial agents (such as disinfectants, sanitizers or deodorizers), insecticide baits and rodenticide baits.

    District 15 does practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a program that combines preventive techniques, non-chemical pest control methods, and the appropriate use of pesticides with a preference for products that are the least harmful to human health and the environment.

    Any questions regarding the District's pest management practices may be directed to the Chief School Business Official at 847-963-3032.

    District 15 follows state and federal regulations that require notice two business days prior to any pesticide application in a school. In the event pesticide use is required, District 15 will provide the appropriate notification to parents. If there is an immediate threat to health or property that requires treatment before notification can be sent out, notification will be sent as soon as possible.

Turf Treatment

  • From May 6-7, 2021, Sandy's Lawn and Tree Inc, will be treating our near-school grass areas, but not the fields, for dandelions, with TZone SE Broadleaf Herbicide for Tough Weeds. See below for spec sheet. Appropriate signage will be posted at each site.

Parking Lot and Playground Sterilization

  • From August 13-19, 2020, Sandy's Lawn and Tree Inc, will be sterilizing school parking lots and playgrounds. Appropriate signage will be posted at each site.

    Below is the Cheetah Pro spec sheet. This is the same product used in the past and approved by the district. This is the follow-up application in August prior to the start of the school year.