Non Toxic SLCUSD
We, the parents and teachers of SLCUSD, petition SLCUSD to cease the use of toxic pesticides on all of its school sites. In March 2015, the World Health Organization declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp, probably causes cancer in humans. Despite this grave warning, SLCUSD continues to spray RoundUp(glyphosate) and 2,4-D in places where our children learn and play.
The Irvine Unified School District, banned the use of glyphosate, and 2,4-D in May 2015. Since then, IUSD created a new Progressive Pest Management (PPM) Playbook, Policy, and Organically Focused 2017-18 Pesticide List. They are now organically maintaining all 44 IUSD sites. See http://www.nontoxicirvine.org/ for detailed information.
We demand SLCUSD protect our children and ban the use of toxic and carcinogenic pesticides and switch to proven, and cost effective organic landscaping.