Pesticide notifications


The Department of Agriculture and the State of Michigan have passed regulation 637 Pesticide Use. One of the requirements is that school districts provide notice to parents or guardians.

Royal Oak Schools utilizes an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to control pests. IPM is a pest management system that utilizes all suitable techniques in a total pest management system with the intent of preventing pests from reaching unacceptable levels or to reduce an existing population to an acceptable level. Pest management techniques emphasize pest exclusion and biological controls. However, as with most pest control programs, pesticides are occasionally applied. You have the right to be informed prior to any application of an insecticide, fungicide or herbicide made to the school grounds or buildings during the school year. 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 notified following any application.

If you would like to be notified by mail, please contact Patrick Murphy, Facilities Operations Director, by calling 248-545-0064 or sending an email to  Please provide your name, mailing address and what school your child attends.


On Monday September 21, 2020 

These schools will be treated with weed control and fertilizer :

Keller Elementary and Oakridge Elementary