Legal Resources | Education Code | EC 17609
Healthy Schools Act of 2000
The definitions set forth in this section govern the construction of this article unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
(a) "Antimicrobial" means those pesticides defined by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (7 USC Sec. 136(mm)).
(b) "Crack and crevice treatment" means the application of small quantities of a pesticide consistent with labeling instructions in a building into openings such as those commonly found at expansion joints, between levels of construction, and between equipment and floors.
(c) "Emergency conditions" means any circumstances in which the school designee or a property owner of a property where a privately operated child day care facility is located, or the property owner's agent, deems that the immediate use of a pesticide is necessary to protect the health and safety of pupils, staff, or other persons, or the schoolsite.
(d) "Integrated pest management plan" means a written plan based on a template provided or approved by the Department of Pesticide Regulation that outlines a strategy for integrated pest management, as described in Section 13181 of the Food and Agricultural Code.
(e) "School designee" or "IPM coordinator" means a schoolsite or school district employee identified by a schoolsite or school district to carry out the requirements of this article or to ensure that the requirements of this article are carried out.
(f) "Schoolsite" means any facility used as a child day care facility, as defined in Section 1596.750 of the Health and Safety Code, or for kindergarten, elementary, or secondary school purposes. The term includes the buildings or structures, playgrounds, athletic fields, vehicles, or any other area of property visited or used by pupils. "Schoolsite" does not include any postsecondary educational facility attended by secondary pupils or private kindergarten, elementary, or secondary school facilities. For child day care facilities, the State Department of Social Services shall serve as the liaison to these facilities, as needed.
(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 848, Sec. 2.)