Plan Updates

The School IPM 2020 Strategic Plan (also known as the PMSP, or Pest Management Strategic Plan) is a living document that will be updated periodically. As new and updated content is developed, it will be posted here and then incorporated in new editions of the plan, officially maintained here.

Recent updates:

July 7, 2015. The latest update of the School IPM 2020 plan is now complete. To view the plan, click here. We welcome all comments, please send them to us by email.

For a log of revisions, click here.

For a list of comments received, click here.

For an updated list of PMSP priorities, click here.
Progress Report

The following objectives are included in the pest management strategic plan for school IPM, School IPM 2020.

This table will be updated as progress is made towards each objective and as more detail and other updates are developed.

2008 Objectives
Form a national working group to coordinate implementation of the school IPM PMSP in cooperation with working groups in each IPM Center region.
Develop funding for years 1-3 of plan implementation.
Hire full time coordinator to work under direction of national working group steering committee. Roles include:Maintain membership list and timeline for specific action steps.

Maintain list of state IPM contacts responsible for completing annual report card; coordinate distribution of report card, collection of completed reports, summary analysis.

Organize monthly conference calls, draft/circulate agendas, take/circulate call notes.

Build, maintain database of organizations (NGOs, public agencies, industry) with roles in school pest management including key contacts, publications and meetings.

Recruit, maintain database of individuals from each organization to represent school IPM to its membership.

Facilitate articles and presentations on school IPM in related-organization media and meetings.

Maintain school IPM toolbox including funding sources and model proposals; model IPM policies, IPM plans, requests for proposals for pest management services, pre-approved low risk options lists; pest presses; pest-specific fact sheets; management zones fact sheets; curricula and training modules; etc.

Build, maintain database of individuals with pest management responsibilities in each school district. State level coordinators may build the contact databases and communicate them to the national committee, or function as the delivery service distributing relevant information to school staff.

Reinvigorate schoolbugs list serve: increase awareness of this resource; recruit participation by all individuals with pest management responsibility in each school system nationally, organization representatives, state school IPM contacts; coordinate regular, useful postings.

Circulate brief, regular and timely communications to contact database or state coordinators.

Coordinate liaison to regional school IPM working groups, Urban IPM Community of Practice, EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program, USDA IPM Coordinators.

Maintain national working group web pages.

Identify funding sources, develop/submit proposals.

Organize periodic meetings to update School IPM 2015 .

 

Maintain funding for school IPM working groups in Northeast, North Central, Southern, and Western regions.
Organize and hold national training opportunities for change agents (October, Denver CO).
Initiate demonstrations in five new states (IL, LA, RI, OR, NH).
Initiate coalitions in five new states that have had demonstrations in the past (CO, MO, NE, NC, PA).
Assess which school sites are most commonly used and request updates of any outdated information.
2009 Objectives
Initiate new demonstrations in five states (CO, NM, OR, SD[2], WY).
Initiate coalitions in five new states that have had demonstrations in the past (AL, IL, IN, OH, WA).
Organize and hold national training opportunity for change agents (March, Portland OR).
Review school IPM websites for each state and request updates of any outdated information.
Maintain funding for school IPM working groups in Northeast, North Central, Southern, and Western regions.
2010 Objectives
Initiate new demonstrations (AR, NE [2], NM, TN [3], VT).
Organize and hold national training opportunity for change agents (July, Phoenix AZ).
Develop funding for years four to six of plan implementation; maintain funding for school IPM working groups in Northeast, North Central, Southern, and Western regions.
2011 Objectives
Initiate demonstrations in remaining states.
Create IPM committees in an additional 25% of school-related organizations.
Develop IPM sessions at annual meetings for 50% of school-related organizations.
Place IPM articles in publications for 50% of school-related organizations.
Gear up to initiate coalitions in all remaining states by end of year five.
Organize and hold national training opportunity for change agents.
Develop funding for years 4-6 of plan implementation.
2012 Objectives
Design, implement mid-term evaluation including sustainability of funding.
Create ongoing IPM committees in remaining school-related organizations.
Develop IPM sessions at annual meetings for all school-related organizations on at least an every-other-year basis.
Place IPM articles in publications in all school-related organizations on at least an every-other-year basis.
2015 Objectives
Design, implement final evaluation.
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