• General Notice for Parents/Guardians Pesticide Application

    A Minnesota state law went into effect in year 2000 that requires schools to inform school employees and parents if they apply certain pesticides on school property.

    Specifically, this law requires schools that apply these pesticides to maintain an estimated schedule of pesticide applications and to make the schedule available to employees and parents for review or copying at the district office.

    Although not required by law, we are notifying you specifically that our application of pesticides is very limited.  We do not as a matter of practice have scheduled applications.  For safety reasons, prior to hard frost, it can be anticipated that hornets/flies may be sprayed on a sporadic basis in the area of our outside kitchen dumpsters.

    When we do spray, Zeposector Insecticide Spray is used.  This spray falls into the lowest level of toxicity as determined by the US Environmental Protection Agency.  The level of toxicity is rated as “relatively nontoxic”.

    State law also requires that you be told that the long-term health effects on children from the application of such pesticides or the class of chemicals to which they belong may not be fully understood.

    Some of the information contained in this notice is voluntarily provided above and beyond the requirements of the law.

    If you would like to be notified prior to an application, (excluding emergency applications) not addressed in the above text, please complete and return the form below and mail it to: 

    Patrick Westby, Superintendent
    903 State Road
    Sauk Centre, MN 56378

    If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact John Messer at 320-352-2258, Ext. 4009.


    Request for Pesticide Notification
    Sauk Centre Public Schools

           I understand that the school has provided information in the text of this notice regarding estimated pesticide applications.  Should a non-emergency pesticide application different than said notice be scheduled, I would like to be notified.  I understand the statute permits and that the school may ask me for reimbursement for costs of notification.


                I would prefer to be notified by  (circle one)       US Mail            E-mail

      Date:                                      __________________________

      Name of Parent/Guardian:        __________________________

      Address:                                 __________________________

      Day Phone:                             __________________________

      Evening Phone:                        __________________________

      E-mail:                                    __________________________