September 6, 2016
Dear MERSD Staff and Community,
A nest of hornets has taken up residence on both the exterior of the Middle High School on the second floor and also in a tree at the entrance to the upper parking lot at Essex Elementary. The nests are rather large, and for safety’s sake it is important that they are removed. We explored non-chemical methods of disposal, but the nests are too large to handle in such a manner. In accordance with the Children’s Protection Act we are providing notification that on Wednesday, September 7th the nests will be removed by the Terminex Company. We are also providing you with additional information which is required by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources any time a pesticide is used on school property. Attached you will find:
The health and safety of our students is always paramount. Being mindful of that, we need to remove the hornet’s nests quickly. This can be accomplished professionally without leaving trace elements of the nest or the chemical, which is confined to the inside of the nest when applied. The nests will be taken from the site and disposed of by Terminex.
Please feel free to contact me if you require further information or have any questions.
Director of Facilities
Manchester Essex Regional School District
Work: 978-526-2055 x3115
CC: Patricia Puglisi, MERHS Principal
Joanne Maino, MERMS Principal
Jennifer Roberts, Principal of Essex Elementary
Avi Urbas, Director of Finance & Operations
Pam Beaudoin, Superintendent of Schools