CHAPTER 170
BOARDS OF EDUCATION

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Sec. 10-228. Free textbooks, supplies, material and equipment.
Sec. 10-231a. Pesticide applications at schools: Definitions.
Sec. 10-231b. Pesticide applications at schools: Authorized applicators. Exception.

      Sec. 10-228. Free textbooks, supplies, material and equipment. Each local and regional board of education shall purchase such books, either as regular texts, as supplementary books or as library books, and such supplies, material and equipment, as it deems necessary to meet the needs of instruction in its schools. In day and evening schools of elementary and secondary grades, all books and equipment, including, but not limited to, assistive devices, shall be loaned and materials and supplies furnished to all pupils free of charge, subject to such rules and regulations as to their care and use as the board of education prescribes. For purposes of this section "assistive device" means assistive device, as defined in subsection (a) of section 10-76y.

      (1949 Rev., S. 1486; 1971, P.A. 186; P.A. 78-218, S. 156; P.A. 05-257, S. 1.)

      History: 1971 act replaced references to towns with references to school districts, deleted reference to district committees and made specific mention of library books, material and equipment; P.A. 78-218 specified local and regional boards and deleted references to school districts; P.A. 05-257 added language re assistive devices, effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 10-231a. Pesticide applications at schools: Definitions. As used in sections 10-231b to 10-231d, inclusive, and section 19a-79a, (1) "pesticide" means a fungicide used on plants, an insecticide, a herbicide or a rodenticide but does not mean a sanitizer, disinfectant, antimicrobial agent or a pesticide bait, (2) a "lawn care pesticide" means a pesticide registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and labeled pursuant to the federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act for use in lawn, garden and ornamental sites or areas, and (3) "integrated pest management" means use of all available pest control techniques including judicious use of pesticides, when warranted, to maintain a pest population at or below an acceptable level, while decreasing the use of pesticides.

      (P.A. 99-165, S. 1, 6; P.A. 05-252, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 99-165 effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 05-252 added subdivision designators and definitions of "lawn care pesticide" and "integrated pest management", effective January 1, 2006.

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      Sec. 10-231b. Pesticide applications at schools: Authorized applicators. Exception. (a) No person, other than a pesticide applicator with supervisory certification under section 22a-54 or a pesticide applicator with operational certification under section 22a-54 under the direct supervision of a supervisory pesticide applicator, may apply pesticide within any building or on the grounds of any school, other than a regional vocational agriculture center. This section shall not apply in the case of an emergency application of pesticide to eliminate an immediate threat to human health where it is impractical to obtain the services of any such applicator provided such emergency application does not involve a restricted use pesticide, as defined in section 22a-47.

      (b) No person shall apply a lawn care pesticide on the grounds of any public or private preschool or public or private elementary school, except that (1) on and after January 1, 2006, until July 1, 2008, an application of a lawn care pesticide may be made at a public or private elementary school on the playing fields and playgrounds of such schools pursuant to an integrated pest management plan, which plan (A) shall be consistent with the model pest control management plan developed by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection pursuant to section 22a-66l, and (B) may be developed by a local or regional board of education for all public schools under its control, and (2) an emergency application of a lawn care pesticide may be made to eliminate a threat to human health, as determined by the local health director, the Commissioner of Public Health, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, or in the case of a public elementary school, the school superintendent.

      (P.A. 99-165, S. 2, 6; P.A. 05-252, S. 3.)

      History: P.A. 99-165 effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 05-252 designated existing language as Subsec. (a) and made a technical change therein, and added Subsec. (b) to prohibit, with certain exceptions, the use of lawn care pesticides on the grounds of a public or private preschool or public or private elementary school, effective January 1, 2006.

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