NCSU’s School IPM Program continues its role of assisting school systems with their IPM needs. Currently, we are working to ensure that all school districts are prepared for October 1st, 2011 – that’s when it becomes mandatory that all NC public schools implement an IPM Program.
On the horizon for School IPM is our planned distribution of IPM Kits to give to school districts. The purpose of the kits is to provide school systems with the ability to conduct in-house training for teachers, maintenance staff, kitchen staff, parents, etc. The kits will include a School IPM DVD, insect specimens, and Powerpoint presentations with scripts.
We’re also putting together an online forum for School IPM with subgroups for Maintenance Directors, IPM Coordinators, Pest Management Professionals, etc. to discuss various problems, solutions, etc. they've run across in dealing with School IPM. And we’ll also use it to send updates and other important information to the various subgroups. We hope to have the online forum up and running within the next month.
Stay tuned for more updates!