Wisconsin - Chemical Hazards: Prohibitions

Area: 
Prohibitions Or Restrictions
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to utilize environmentally-safe chemicals and to reduce chemical exposure in schools.

Wisconsin Statutes 94.715 Pest management for schools.

(1) Definitions. In this section:

  • (e) “Pesticide” has the meaning given in s. 94.67 (25), except that “pesticide” does not include a germicide, sanitizer, or disinfectant.

(2) Requirements for school boards. A school board shall do all of the following:

  • (dm) Authorize pesticide application in a school or on school grounds to be conducted only by persons who are certified in the applicable pesticide use categories under s. 94.705.
  • (g) Post notice of each pesticide application in a school or on school grounds at the time of the application and for at least 72 hours following the application.
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