In 2000, California enacted a landmark law to protect schoolchildren, the Healthy Schools Act of 2000. The
law was among the first in the United States to require notification of pesticide use at schools and to favor
safer, greener pest management techniques – known as integrated pest management (IPM) – over
conventional pesticide-reliant treatments.
Unfortunately, in recent years California’s progress toward less toxic pest control at schools has been uneven. This report details the status of California’s progress towards protecting children from pesticides at schools.