It is the policy the DC Public Schools to manage pests in and around schools. Pests such as cockroaches, rats, mice, bees, wasps, and ants are annoying and can disrupt learning. Some pests bite, sting, transmit disease, or cause allergic response. Others can damage buildings or landscape plants. Pests will be managed to:
- Reduce potential health hazards or threats to safety.
- Enhance the quality of life for students, faculty, and staff.
- Prevent damage to school structures or property.
- Prevent pests from spreading into the community.