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School IPM 2020: Where We've Been and What's Next

Postponed due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for more details.


New York State United Teachers Headquarters, Latham, NY

Although school IPM promotion has been occurring in NYS for decades, it is often unclear how wide IPM adoption is by the state’s schools. The NYS IPM Program will hold a conference assessing the status of school IPM adoption and planning where we need to go in the future. Key organizations and people representing the many stakeholders impacted by pest management on school property are being invited to participate.

cartoon of a bed bug, tick, and cockroach who are disappointed to see they are not allowed to go to school.

8:30 Registration

What is the status of IPM implementation within NYS schools

  • NYS Integrated Pest Management Program – Lynn Braband, NYS IPM Program
  • NYS Department of Education – Daryl Andreades, Senior Architect
  • Healthy Schools Network – Claire Barnett, Founder and Executive Director
  • NYS School Facilities Association – Fred Koelbel, NYSSFA Board of Directors and Port Jefferson School District Plant Facilities Administrator
10:20 Break

Panel Discussion

  • NYS Integrated Pest Management Program
  • NYS Department of Education
  • Healthy Schools Network
  • NYS School Facilities Association
  • NYS Department of Health – Michele Herdt, Clean, Green, and Healthy Schools Program Director
  • New York State United Teachers – Veronica Foley, Health and Safety Specialist
  • Association for Educational Safety and Health Professionals – Patricia Cerio, Safety Coordinator
11:45 LUNCH

Keynote Address: "Healthy Environments for Learning", Lorraine Maxwell, Associate Professor, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University


What We’re Doing - Community Intervention

  • Mosquitoes – Dina Fonseca, Director, Rutgers Center for Vector Biology
  • Deer/ticks – Kristina Ferrare, Forestry Program Specialist, CCE Onondaga County
  • Mice/rats –Georgianna Silveira, City of Somerville
2:45 BREAK

Break out groups – Strategies for interventions

  • Bed bugs – Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann, NYS IPM Program
  • Cockroaches – Matthew Frye, NYS IPM Program
  • Establish school IPM priorities –Joellen Lampman, NYS IPM Program

Report and Wrap-Up