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July 20, 2020
Weed Control/Lawn Care Application

The Structural Pest Control Act (225 ILCS 235/) and the Lawn Care Products Application and Notice Act (415 ILCS 65/) requires public schools to notify parents/guardians and school employees (who have requested to be notified) at least 48 hours (two business days) prior to any pesticide applications on school grounds. 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 antimicrobials such as disinfectants, sanitizers or deodorizers, insecticide baits and rodenticide baits.

Pesticide and Lawn Care application notification can be included in newsletters, bulletins, calendars and/or other correspondence currently published by each school and the District.

Weather permitting, Maine Township High School District 207 will be applying PowerZone for clover and other broadleaf weeds and Drive/Quinclorac (same as last year) for Crab Grass to various locations at Maine East between July 24, 2020 and July 28, 2020.

In the event of inclement weather the application will take place on a later date.

Thank you.

Dave Ulm
Director of Facilities
[email protected]