P. O. BOX 2120

July 3, 1997


TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Integrated Pest Management in Public Schools

Last December, I sent out a joint letter with the Virginia
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS)
supporting voluntary Integrated Pest Management programs in
schools and indicated training workshops would be available for
school personnel.  The Virginia Cooperative Extension and VDACS
will jointly offer four free one day workshops for facility
managers and their staff on developing and implementing an
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.  The subject matter to
be covered includes:

               Principals and Practices of IPM
               IPM Strategies for Managing Key Pests
               Certification and Training Requirements
               Developing an IPM Plan for Schools

     The following dates and locations have been established:

               Date                Location

          July 30, 1997       William Fleming High School
                              3649 Ferncliff Avenue, NW

          August 5, 1997      Lloyd C. Bird High School
                              10301 Courthouse Road

          August 6, 1997      Central Library (Support Service
                              4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard
                              Virginia Beach

          August 13, 1997     W.  C.  Taylor Middle School
                              350 Shirley Avenue

The workshops will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:00
p.m.  Lunch will be on your own.  If you are unable to attend the
workshop in your area, you are welcome to register for any of the
other programs.  Please register no later than July 22, 1997, by
calling Don Delorme, Environmental Program Analyst, Office of
Pesticide Services, VDACS in Richmond by phone at (804) 371-0152
or by fax at (804) 786-9149.  You may also contact Don Delorme if
you are unable to attend, but would like additional information
regarding IPM in schools.  Detailed directions are included with
this memo to each workshop.

Please call Mr. David L. Boddy, Director of Facility Services at
(804) 225-2035 if you have any questions on the program or the


Enclosure:     A hard copy of this memo and its enclosure will be
               sent to the superintendent's office.

     IPM in Schools Workshops - Detailed Directions

Virginia Beach Central Library (Support Service Library)
From Virginia Beach-Norfolk Expressway (Rt.  44) eastbound, take
Exit 3B (Independence Blvd. North).  Turn right onto Virginia
Beach Blvd.  and proceed approximately one mile.  The Central
Library (also referred to as the Support Service Library) will be
on your left at the intersection of Virginia Beach Blvd. and
Stepney Lane.  Classroom/Auditorium entrance is at the rear of
the building.  Call Randy Jackson, Virginia Cooperative
Extension, at (757) 427-4769 if more specific directions are

Warrenton's W.C. Taylor Middle School
The school is located on Shirley Ave.  (also referred to as
business Rt. 29 or business Rt. 15) in Warrenton on the southern
end of the town.  Call Chuck Hoysa, Virginia Cooperative
Extension, at (540) 341-7950 ext. 14 if more specific directions
are needed.

Roanoke City's William Flemming High School
From Interstate 81 turn onto Interstate 581 South.  From Rt.  460
or Rt.  220 turn onto Interstate 581 North.  From I-581 take the
Hershberger Road WEST Exit (not the Hershberger Rd. exit listed
for the airport).  At the second traffic light turn right onto
Ferncliff Avenue.  Turn right into the second school parking lot
(not the first lot which is for Ruffner Middle School).  The
auditorium entrance is located through the double doors at the
edge of the parking lot.  Call John Arbogast, Virginia
Cooperative Extension, at (540) 772-7524 if more specific
directions are needed.

Chesterfield's Lloyd C. Bird High School
From Interstate 95 take Exit 62 onto Rt. 288 West.  Continue on
Rt. 288 West for approximately 5 miles.  Turn onto Iron Bridge
Rd. South (also referred to as Rt. 10 South).  At the first
traffic light turn left onto Courthouse Rd.  Continue for
approximately one mile.  School is located on the left just past
the intersection of Courthouse Rd. and Krause Rd.  The workshop
will be held in the commons area located through the school doors
at the end of the parking lot.  Call Richard Nunnally, Virginia
Cooperative Extension, at (804) 751-4401 if more specific
directions are needed.