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Procedural Notifications

Please refer to the documents below which provide notice and procedural information on the respective matters of interest or concern.
Northville Public Schools has adopted an Integrated Pest Management program. Inherent with this are the district’s efforts to reduce pesticide use as much as possible. While it may occasionally be necessary to apply a pesticide, this program does not rely on routine pesticide applications to resolve problems. We use various techniques such as habitat alteration, sanitation, mechanical means, exclusion, etc. to prevent pest from becoming a problem.
 
As required by Michigan law, parents will receive advance notice of non-emergency application of a pesticide (insecticide, fungicide, or herbicide), other than bait or gel formulation, which is made to the school, school grounds, or buildings. This advance notice of a pesticide application will be given 48 hours before the application by the following two methods:
 
1) Posting at the primary entrances to your child’s school. The entrances that will be posted are the main entrance and those that have a sidewalk that leads directly to a parking lot.
 
2) Posting in the common area located by the main office of the school.
 
Please note that notification is not given for use of sanitizers, germicides, disinfectants or anti-microbial cleaners. In certain emergencies, such as an infestation of stinging insects, pesticides may be applied without prior notice to prevent injury to students, but you will be promptly notified following any such application, via the two posting methods identified above.
 
Parents may review the school’s Integrated Pest Management program and records of any pesticide application upon request by contacting Steve Banchero, Northville Public Schools Director of Operations at (248)344-3540 or by email.
 
Parents or guardians of children attending the school are also entitled to receive the advance notice of a pesticide application, other than a bait or gel formulation, by first class United States mail postmarked at least three days before the application, if they so request. If you would like to be notified by mail please contact the department in writing at NPS Operations, 501 West Main Street Northville, MI 48167. Please include, your name, your student’s name(s), mailing address and what school(s) your student(s) attend and you will be put on the advance notification by US Mail list.
Northville Public Schools is committed to the environment and strives to be a good steward of the land within its jurisdiction and to use appropriate Best Management Practices to contribute to the improvement of water quality within the Rouge River Watershed where the district is located.
 
Northville Public Schools encourages all students, faculty, staff, parents, and visitors to get involved through opportunities provided by the local water shed groups including Friends of the Rouge and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG).
 

Why worry about stormwater?

Many people may not realize that stormwater collected in drains located on the curbs of their streets does not flow to their local water treatment plant. Rather, this water remains untreated and is discharged directly into the waterways. During this journey to the waterways, stormwater collects and carries a broad range of pollutants. Stormwater is a non-point source of pollution thus making it extremely difficult to address and the single greatest threat to our water quality and watershed health. Non-point source pollution comes from many diffuse runoff sources such as rainfall, snowmelt, flowing over and through the ground, picking up pollutants as it goes. Some of these pollutants occur naturally, such as nutrients from sediments, manure, or pet wastes. Others pollutants such as fertilizers, automotive grease, and oil occur from our interaction with the environment. Stormwater acts as a carrier of non-point source pollution and therefore considered a major cause of water quality problems both in Michigan and nationwide.
 

Public Notice of Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP)

To this end, the school district has developed and has implemented a “Stormwater Management Program Plan (SWMP)” to reduce the discharge of pollutants from their MS4 to the Maximum Extent Practicable and protect water quality in accordance with the appropriate water quality requirements of Michigan Act 451, Public Acts of 1994, Part 31, and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the district National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Permit (NPDES).
 
A copy of the Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) is available for review on the district’s website. Any questions or comments regarding the Stormwater Management Plan should be directed to the Operations Department at 248-344-8445.
District Policies and Administrative Procedures , 4114 and 2001 include definitions of discrimination and harassment. The District has developed these procedures which outline the procedure for any person, teacher, student, administrator or non-employee to file alleged discrimination/harassment complaints with the District.
Pursuant to Section 4 of the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, MCL 15.234, (the "FOIA" or the "Act"), Northville Public Schools, issues this written public summary.