Healthy Schools Act

What is the Healthy Schools Act (HSA) and who is it for? 

The Healthy Schools Act (HSA) is a law that defines pesticide use and reporting requirements for California K – 12 public schools and licensed child care centers—collectively known as schoolsites. The HSA applies to anyone (school staff, volunteers, and pest management businesses) applying any type of pesticide at a schoolsite. The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) develops training and other outreach materials to assist with HSA compliance and to facilitate the adoption of least-toxic pest management strategies. Schoolsite pesticide use information is required to be reported to DPR.   

Healthy Schools Act (HSA) Information and Resources

California School & Child Care Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

The following links access documents that are found on the California Department of Pesticide Regulation website.

HSA Factsheet


HSA Exempt Pesticides

HSA Text

HSA Prohibited Products

AVUSD Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator

Jim Hopper

Director, Maintenance and Operations

ext. 20312