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Pesticide Products

To meet the requirements of the Healthy Schools Act of 2000, the Simi Valley Unified School District has adopted an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. IPM is a system of controlling pests by combining biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical control methods in a way that eliminates or minimizes the use of chemicals, while protecting environmental and economic health. Use of these products may take place after methods of IPM have been considered and implemented. Pesticide treatments that are not exempt by the Healthy School Act will take place after proper notification and posting warning signs. When the use of a pesticide on this list is required, every effort will be made to apply the product when students are not present. Many of the products on this list are derived from plants and inorganic materials such as orange oil, tree oils, and borate salts. The majority of applications will be placed in cracks and crevices and other areas that are out of reach of students.

Applicators shall receive annual training according to the specification of each Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved label. For additional information on pest management products, you may access the California Department of Pesticide Regulation website at www.cdpr.ca.gov.

In the event that a product is required to be used that is not on the approved list, you will be notified 72 hours in advance. (Exception: Emergency circumstances that warrant an immediate response.)

If you believe your child’s health and/or behavior could be influenced by exposure to pesticide products and you would like to be notified each time a pesticide application takes place at your child’s school, please notify the district IPM coordinator, in writing, at Simi Valley Unified School District, Maintenance and Operations, 101 W. Cochran Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065. (EC 17612, 48980.3)

WELCOME TO MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS

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MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS STAFF

Glen Newell
Maintenance Manager
805.306.4500 Ext. 4431
Oversees Maintenance & Operations personnel and staffing

Michael Handberg
Grounds Supervisor
805.306.4500 Ext. 4435
Oversees Maintenance & Operations grounds personnel and staffing

Tom Edwards
Custodian Services Supervisor
805.306.4500 Ext. 4434
Oversees custodian personnel and staffing

Kim Sutherland
Administrative Services Asst. II
805.306.4500 Ext. 4432
Assistant to Glen Newell, Michael Handberg & Tom Edwards
Custodian/Grounds/Maintenance substitutes (AESOP Administrator); Shirt Orders; Carpet/Gardening/MMT Calendars; Maintenance & Grounds personnel paperwork and time keeper

Dan Behrens
Work Control Specialist
805.306.4500 Ext. 4436
Coordinates Maintenance & Grounds work orders; Emergency radio communications & monthly radio checks

Alejandro Nieto
Account Clerk I
805.306.4500 Ext. 4437
Prepares maintenance, grounds and custodial floor care requisitions, invoices and account statements for approval and payment; Budget issues, updates, realignment; Utility bills (trash, electric, gas, water, sewer, solar); Extra trash/linen pickups and problems

Josh Chambers
Custodian II
805.306.4500 Ext. 4998
Custodian for the District Office buildings