INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
The Greater Victoria School District is committed to working in partnership with our community to sustain healthy school grounds. Effective and environmentally sound land stewardship is a fundamental component of maintenance management within the Greater Victoria School District boundaries.
The purpose of this policy is to develop pest management approaches that eliminate the non-essential use of pesticides on district lands in the Greater Victoria area, consistent with the precautionary principle and in keeping with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) national strategy to encourage responsible use and reduction of pesticides.
The precautionary principle, or approach, means that the absence of full scientific certainty shall not be used to postpone seeking alternatives to pesticides where there is risk of serious harm to human health or the environment.
Greater Victoria School District
Approved: October 2005