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Chelsea School District

Fertilizer Notice for all the Grounds at Chelsea School District.

Fall application is district wide. 

On Monday October 16, 2023 Chelsea School District will be applying Fertilizer on the grounds, weather permitting.  In the event of inclement weather, application will take place on Saturday October 21, 2023. 

Fertilizer Application Notification  

All District facilities practice Integrated Pest Management to minimize the use of any pesticides on school grounds. NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT) Act 451 of 1994 PART 85 FERTILIZERS. Pesticide Control and Regulation 637, Pesticide Use has certain requirements when making a pesticide application in schools, day care centers, public buildings, or health care facilities. Requires public schools to notify parents/guardians and school employees (who have requested to be notified) at least 48 hours (two business days) prior to any pesticide applications on school grounds.  The term “pesticide” includes insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides and fungicides.  The notification requirement extends to both indoor and outdoor pesticide applications.  Excluded from the notification requirement are antimicrobials such as disinfectants, sanitizers or deodorizers, insecticide baits and rodenticide baits.

  • All Schools in the District flower beds and landscaped areas

    500 Washington Street - landscaped areas. 

    14138 E. Old US Highway 12 – Transportation Facility - landscaped areas.

    275 N. Freer Rd – Pierce Lake Elementary - landscaped areas. 

    740 N. Freer Rd – Chelsea High School –  landscaped areas.

    445 Mayer Drive – Beach Middle School –  landscaped areas.

    699 McKinley Street – North Creek Elementary – landscaped areas.

    335 Pierce Street – South Meadows Elementary – landscaped areas and fence areas.

If you have any questions pertaining to this treatment, please contact: 

Operations Department for Chelsea School District, 734-433-2276

For further information pertaining to pesticides you can contact the National Pesticide Information Center at Oregon State University.  The toll free number is 800-858-7378.  The web site is

For additional information pertaining to pesticide use, you can contact the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).  The MDARD’s web site is and a contact phone number for MDARD is 800/292-3939.

If you would like specific products Or a Safety Data Sheets contact Jennifer Kramer at or 734-433-2276

Spring application: 14-0-4 fert. with 25% slow release and .375 Prodiamine (pre-emergent) Touch up any weeds and broadleaf weed control. 

Summer application: 32-0-08 fert. with 25-50% slow release. We use different % slow release depending on heat and precipitation during summer. Touch up any weeds with broadleaf weed control. 

Fall application: 32-0-08 fert.  with 25% slow release touch up any weeds with broadleaf weed control. 

Pest Management in Buildings

Each month the district has a professional pest management company inspect certain areas of the buildings and they utilize the least aggressive measures to control pests if found. Normally, baits and gels are utilized.

As required by State of Michigan law, you will receive advance notice regarding the non-emergency application of a pesticide such as an insecticide, fungicide or herbicide, other than a bait or gel formulation, that is made to our buildings or grounds during this school year. Notification is not given for the use of sanitizers, germicides, disinfectants or anti-microbial cleaners. In certain emergencies, such as an infestation of stinging insects, pesticides may be applied without prior notice to prevent injury to students, but you will be notified following any such application.

Advance notice of pesticide applications, other than baits or gel formulations, made to the school will be given at least 48 hours before the application. The two methods of notifications are: (1) a posting at the main entrance to the building, and (2) a posting on Chelsea Operations Department Notification page. 


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