AgriLife Extension is pleased to announce the 2022 school IPM coordinator training schedule. Make your plans to attend one of these trainings so that you can stay in compliance with TDA. Remember new IPM Coordinators must attend a 6-hour school IPM Coordinator training class within 6 months of appointment. And ALL school IPM coordinators need 6 hours of refresher training every three years.
All public schools in TX are required under Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 4, Part 1, Chapter 7, Subchapter H, Division 7 School IPM to adopt, implement and maintain a school integrated pest management program. Part of these requirements is for all Independent School Districts to appoint an IPM Coordinator by the Superintendent, and then attend an approved school IPM Coordinator training. AgriLife Extension is here to help with those trainings and assisting schools to implement and maintain their IPM programs.
Our Two Day workshops will offer the 6 hour course on the first day, with the second day focusing on topics that are designed to help learn more about pesticide safety as it pertains to labels and safety data sheets, as well as what is required when training unlicensed personnel. IPM inspections are the backbone of every pest management program, this class will have a hands-on section where participants will be taught how to inspect and where to inspect. Ants and mosquitoes are some of that hardest insect pests to prevent around school campuses our plans are to have the local entomologist in the area cover these two insect pests. Finally, weed management is becoming more challenging participants will learn about the most common products being used on the market, and what they need to know to use them on school property.
To register for one of these courses visit our conference services website at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/ or call 979-845-2604 Keyword: School IPM
Class time is 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with lunch provided by one of our many supporters. Advanced Cost: $210 for both days, $135 for one day only. Note we have not changed our prices in over a decade because we do understand schools have limited budgets. This course also offers a workbook with all the forms you need to maintain your program.
Dr. Renchie and I look forward to seeing you at one of our events next year.
Location For Two Day School IPM Coordinator Trainings
|DFW Area: Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, 17360 Coit Road, Water Ed Bldg., Dallas, TX||March 30 & 31, 2022|
|San Antonio Area: San Antonio ISD Central Office, 514 W. Quincy Street, San Antonio, Texas||May 11 & 12, 2022|
|Houston West: Fort Bend County AgriLife Extension, 4332 Highway 36 S, Rosenberg, TX||September 14 & 15, 2022|
|Austin Area: still working on location||October 12 & 13, 2022|
Can’t make one of the two day workshops I will be in Lubbock in January. Plus there is the the class I offer with Region 8 Education Service Center in Pittsburg, TX
Lubbock Area: Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, 1102 East FM 1294, Lubbock, TX 79403 January 27, 2022
East TX Area March 10, 2022
Region 8 Educational Service Center, Pittsburg, TX – Registration is through Region 8 ESC please visit their workshop website to register https://txr8.escworks.net/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=275261 or call 903-572-8551
Can’t make an in-person course then check out our AgriLife Learn website where you can take the 6-hour school IPM course, 1 hour school IPM refresher course or search our CEU courses on ants, bed bugs, bats, and much more.
Finally, not sure if your school IPM program is up to a TDA inspection, then check out this audit checklist school IPM compliance audit or give our office a call so we can schedule an in person site audit or video conference call.