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Be familiar with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards. IPM is found under Subject Area 4: Environment and Ecology, and Subject Area 4.5: Humans and the Environment. Ask your child's teacher how IPM has been integrated into the curriculum. See our publications and articles for fun activities to do with your child.
Ask school administrators if the school has an IPM advisory committee, which should consist of the IPM coordinator and teachers, students, parents, health staff, kitchen and maintenance personnel. Understand the current legislation requiring schools to notify parents (who request advance notification) before pesticides are applied on school grounds.
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