On September 29, 2014, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1405 (DeSaulnier). This bill makes amendments to the Healthy Schools Act (HSA) which went into effect on January 1, 2015. These amendments are in addition to the current requirements. Under the new law, public K-12 schools and licensed child care centers (schoolsites) must meet three new requirements, briefly described below.
1) Develop an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan. The plan is to be posted on the district's website.
2) Report pesticide use to DPR no later than January 30 for the previous calendar year's data. The first reports are due January 30, 2016.
3) Anyone applying pesticide after July 1, 2016, must complete DPR-approved training in school IPM and in the safe use of pesticides in relation to the unique nature of schools and children's health before applying a pesticide.