Day One – Required New Coordinator Training
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. This all-day course meets the requirements that TDA requires for all new IPM coordinators. At the same time, for those IPM Coordinators who have been in their positions for more than three years, this course will offer the 6 hours of CEU credit to maintain your IPM Coordinator certification. For pest management professionals and ground personnel this course offers a good foundation about integrated pest management, the laws and rules associated with pesticide licensing, school IPM and pesticide safety. TDA AG & SPCS credit will be available. This course is open to everyone!
Instructors Day 1: Dr. Don Renchie and Ms. Janet Hurley, ACE
Day Two – Advanced Coordinator Training
Advanced training is for both experienced and new school IPM Coordinators. This second day will cover in depth topics like bees, wasp, yellowjackets, common ticks of TX, a discussion on green, yellow, and red category products how to better to use them in your IPM program. Ms. Allison Cuellar will be present to discuss the updated school IPM rules. This day will offer 5 AG CES and 6 SPCS CEUS.
Instructors Day 2: Janet Hurley, ACE, Bryant McDowell, and Allison Cuellar, SPCS Coordinator
All class participants will receive a notebook with necessary forms and paperwork regarding school IPM program implementation.