National Steering Committee Meeting Notes
January 4, 2011, 12:30 - 1:30pm CDT
Roll Call: Tim Stock, Lynn Braband, Herb Bolton, Mark Shour, Kathy Murray, Janet Hurley, Dawn Gouge,
Fudd Graham, Linda Herbst, Tom Green, Zach Bruns, Kelly Adams, Kelly Humphry, Kelly Chambers
Additional Agenda Items
1. IPM in Schools Module for IPM3 (EPA) - Jan. 18th - Tom Brennan of EPA's Office of Pesticide
Programs and Bob Nowierski of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and Co-chair
of the IPM3 Steering Committee will present an overview of IPM3 and discuss EPA's interest in
developing an IPM in Schools training module. The module would allow schools to learn more
about IPM as it directly relates to their situations and to the implementation of their own IPM
programs. As a first step, EPA is hosting this webinar to introduce IPM3 and present ideas on
developing a school IPM training module. Frank Ellis will be sending out an email with
instructions on how to participate in the webinar on January 18th.
(Mark Shour has taken two of these courses before. He said that the basic module is
good for school staff but the facilitation management course needs work before he would
recommend it. The basic course costs $350 and lasts six to eight weeks. The facilitation course
costs $375 and lasts 10 weeks. )
1. 2010 National Steering Committee Annual Meeting re-cap :
a. PRIA 2008 wrap up - Due before March 31: Metrics, Report Card Summary, IPM Star
Evaluations, etc. Reminder that all funds must be spent by March 31 or entered into a
contract for the EPA detailing how they will be spent. Send all PRIA 2008 metrics to
Kelly Humphry by March 15, 2011.
b. PRIA 2010 metrics - EPA PESP program and other inclusions - Kelly Humphry will talk
with Sherry Glick about the EPA PESP metrics. Currently, the PESP Gold Level metrics
are negotiable. Kelly Humphry will send a draft of metrics to the National Steering
Committee for comment. Additionally, we need to decide on a set of online
performance measures similar to 2008. Metrics will be reviewed by the national
steering committee and then submitted to Tim Stock’s programmer to create an online
tool. The online tool will be tailored to the 15 different states. The deadline of the
online tool will be dependent on the complexity of the data needed.
d. PRIA 2010 new documents: Kelly Humphry will send drafts of coalition documents to
national steering committee for review.
i. Coalition MOU and baseline metrics –Dawn Gouge will send Kelly Humphry a
memo on coalitions. For metrics, Kelly Humphry will send work groups a list of
what the IPM Institute needs as a blueprint from work groups. Janet Hurley will
post this to the listservs.
ii. Coalition funding proposal template – Lynn Braband sent coalition narratives to
Kelly Humphry with information for a funding proposals.
iii. Coalition operating protocol
iv. Take home asthma/IPM information – Kelly Chambers and Zach Bruns are
putting together a “best of” document with material from preexisting
documents. This will be directed at parents and their children for distribution in
v. Cost/Benefit analysis – Kelly Chambers is creating an outline. He will distribute
it to the national steering committee for modifications near the end of January.
vi. Regulatory document (not specifically required) – Zach Bruns has contacted 15
people from Extension, advocacy and state agencies, asking them to provide a
short response explaining IPM regulations in their respective states. He has
received responses from Dawn Gouge (Arizona), Tim and Casey Bowl (Oregon),
Carol Westinghouse (Vermont), Lynn Braband (New York) and Leslie Godfrey
(South Carolina). The others either weren’t comfortable responding or did not
know enough to respond. The goal is to have this article published in health
journals. Janet Hurley will contact her former professors for publishing
assistance, and send information to Zach Bruns regarding California as an
e. PRIA 2010 asthma research and statistics collection – Kelly Chambers will begin tracking
down potential data sources, schools, and states, and will contact Herb Bolton, Kathy
Murray and Dawn Gouge to follow up on their asthma-related contacts and information.
Currently, the ALA has an asthma tracker database used by school nurses. Janet Hurley
has a contact (John Carlson) at Tulane University.
f. Funding to-date review – Send updates to Kelly Humphry or update them directly into
the Google tracking spreadsheet.
2. School 2015 PMSP update:
a. Tom spoke with Bob Rosenberg. Bob had technical reviewers give suggestions and
feedback for the PMSP. The feedback was mild and easy to address. The next step is to
have RISE and ASPCRO give feedback on the PMSP. Final deadline for PMSP comments
will be sometime in February.
b. Priorities need to be updated in the PMSP. The last update was in 2006. There was
discussion regarding the decision to make up-to-date priorities regional and how we
could use Surveymonkey to administer that process. The Northeast Working group
recently did that successfully. Kelly H., Kelly C. and Zach will work on consolidating
existing PMSP and working group priority lists into four regional group lists. The new
priority lists will be sent out to the working groups once finished for polling. The goal is
to have this complete by the end of January.
3. Training update w/EPA 2011 and PREP course potential 2012:
a. We need more training for change agents. It is probably too late to do a 2011 course. If
we want to do a 2012 course we need to do it before March. Kathy Murray mentioned
a list of prep courses and emphasized introducing new concepts for “high-level,
verifiable IPM”. Kathy will follow up with Dea Zimmerman about this.
4. 2010 NOLA Mosquito and Termite Control Board meeting re-cap and next steps:
a. Claudia Regal is working on implementing IPM in NOLA schools. Janet Hurley has taken
the lead and is waiting on grant RFP's. The next step is to fill two positions: Ken Brown’s
position and the IPM specialist opening.
5. PRIA financials (Kelly Adams) – Kelly Adams discussed the need to wrap up PRIA financials by
March 31, 2011 to finalize disbursements and requests for reporting purposes. She will
continue to give frequent updates over the next two months.
General Updates: Coalitions, Demonstrations, and events
South Dakota: Flandreau School District is going for IPM Star. The South Dakota demonstration day is
Feb 11th at Flandreau School.
Nebraska: Coalition is finished for the year and was successful. They are now working on implementing
IPM in childcare.
Illinois: Currently, they are running bedbug trainings and their next coalition meeting will be in January.
Missouri: Anastasia Becker got a grant for IPM in schools. She is focusing her work on urban areas and
will host coalition meetings in January.
Carol Westinghouse has a grant to develop a coalition. This is a statewide coalition comprised of state
agencies, non-profits, etc. They are doing a demonstration at a Vermont school in the Hartford School
They are working to develop a coalition similar to Vermont’s coalition structure. Connecticut has a ban
on all pesticide use on school grounds K-8, which they will work to help implement.
Janet Hurley is waiting to get pest ID guides from LSU and will also send out information on turf
management when she gets it.
They have had budget cuts. Their issue is that their IPM in schools requirement is through the
Department of Public Instruction which has no real regulatory oversight. Mike W. says that the schools
that adopted regulations will be mad they spent time and money to adopt IPM when they weren't
required to and the schools that did not will be happy because there will be no regulatory follow-up
Position announcement was sent out to listservs by Tim Stock.
Next Call (TBD): February 7th, 2011, 12:30PM - 1:30PM CST