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The East Greenbush Central School District has scheduled a pesticide application for all grass fields at Columbia High School on Saturday, May 15 starting at 1:30 p.m. All fields will be closed for 48 hours and signs will be posted. Please see below for notification of this pesticide application.

48-Hour notification to persons in parental relation and staff pursuant to

Section 409-h of the State Education Law.*

East Greenbush Central School District

This notice is to inform you of a pending pesticide application to a school facility. You may wish to discuss with the designated school representative what precautions are being taken to protect your child from exposure to these pesticides. Further information about the product(s) being applied, including any warnings that appear on the label of the pesticide(s) that are pertinent to the protection of humans, animals, or the environment, can be obtained by calling the National Pesticide Telecommunications Network Information Line at 1-800-858-7378 or the New York State Department of Health Center for Environmental Health Information Line at 1-800-458-1158.

We will apply Dimension 2EW Herbicide, EPA registration number 62719-542, and Speedzone Herbicide, EPA registration number 2217-833, to the following locations on the listed date:

  • High School Fields (All) – May 15, 2021 at 1:30 PM. The fields will reopen on May 17, 2021 at 1:30 PM.

As a reminder, the following pesticide applications are not subject to prior notification requirements:

  • a school remains unoccupied for a continuous 72-hours following an application;
  • anti-microbial products;
  • nonvolatile rodenticides in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
  • nonvolatile insecticidal baits in tamper resistant bait stations in areas inaccessible to children;
  • silica gels and other nonvolatile ready-to-use pastes, foams, or gels in areas inaccessible to children;
  • boric acid and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate;
  • the application of EPA designated biopesticides;
  • the application of EPA designated exempt materials under 40CFR152.25;
  • the use of aerosol products with a directed spray in containers of 18 fluid ounces or less when used to protect individuals from an imminent threat from stinging and biting insects including venomous spiders, bees, wasps, and hornets.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul Bickel at (518) 207-2520 during normal school hours.