The New Mexico Department of Education wants schools to be more environmentally friendly in getting rid of pesky pests.

The department is proposing regulations that would require schools to apply chemical pesticides only when a problem exists. That would end periodic preventive spraying. The agency also is proposing that parents and staff members be notified at least two days in advance of spraying.

Supporters say the goal is to encourage cleanliness, and...

Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our
news and resources and get
eSchool News Today email newsletter