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Annual Public Notices

Article XIV of the Public School Code requires that every school-aged child be given various, yearly mandated services, as established by the State’s Advisory Health Board.  These mandates include the following screening examinations.

 

Grade

Mandated Service

Kindergarten

Vision, Hearing, Height, Weight, Physical, Dental,

Body Mass Index

1

Vision, Hearing, Height, Weight, Body Mass Index

2

Vision, Hearing, Height, Weight, Body Mass Index

3

Vision, Hearing, Height, Weight, Dental, Body Mass Index

4

Vision, Height, Weight, Body Mass Index

5

Vision, Height, Weight, Body Mass Index

6

Vision, Height, Weight, Physical, Scoliosis Screening,

Body Mass Index

7

Vision, Hearing, Height, Weight, Dental, Scoliosis Screening,

Body Mass Index

8

Vision, Height, Weight, Body Mass Index

9

Vision, Height, Weight, Body Mass Index

10

Vision, Height, Weight, Body Mass Index

11

Vision, Hearing, Height, Weight, Physical, Body

Mass Index

12

Vision, Height, Weight, Body Mass Index

 

The District will provide these services to all students.  If you do not wish to have these services provided please contact the school nurse in writing by Labor Day.  If you refuse these services you will be asked to provide evidence that the mandates have been provided to your child by an appropriate practitioner.

 
The Greater Latrobe School District uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for managing insects, rodents and weeds. Our goal is to protect every student from pesticide exposure by using an IPM approach to pest management. Our IPM approach focuses on making the school building and grounds an unfavorable habitat for these pests by removing food and water sources and eliminating their hiding and breeding places. We accomplish this through routine cleaning and maintenance. We routinely monitor the school building and grounds to detect any pests that are present. The pest monitoring team consists of our food service employees, teaching staff, custodians, maintenance and includes our students. Pest sightings are reported to our IPM coordinator who evaluates the "pest problem" and determines the appropriate pest management techniques to address the problem. The techniques can include increased sanitation, modifying storage practices, sealing entry points, physically removing the pest, etc.
 
From time to time, it may be necessary to use chemicals to manage a pest problem. Chemicals will only be used when necessary, and will not be routinely applied. When chemicals are used, the school will use the least toxic products that are available. Applications will be made only when students and staff are not present in the area(s) being treated. Notices will be posted in these areas 72 hours prior to application and for two days following application.
 
Parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school may request prior notification of specific pesticide applications made at the school. To receive notification, you must be placed on the school's notification registry. If you would like to be placed on this registry, please notify the building principal in writing.
 
If a chemical application must be made to control an emergency pest problem, notice will be provided by telephone to any parent or guardian who is on the notification registry. Exemptions to this notification include disinfectants and antimicrobial products; self-containerized baits and gel type baits placed in cracks, crevices or voids; and swimming pool maintenance chemicals.
 
Each year the district will prepare a new notification registry.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Kurt Thomas, IPM Coordinator, at (724) 539-4200 x11206.