Indoor Environmental Quality

HCPSS recognizes the importance of providing a healthy learning environment for all students and staff members. In an effort to identify and correct conditions that may have an impact on air quality, HCPSS has established an Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) program that proactively maintains proper indoor environments and responds to community members' concerns.

The IEQ data provided below comes directly from the HCPSS IEQ site.

Submit an IEQ Concern

Complete the online IEQ Concern form to submit a concern about the indoor environmental quality of a HCPSS building or facility. The Office of the Environment addresses each concern by contacting the individual and performing an environmental assessment of the reported area.

Recently Published Concerns

Date Location Concern Closed
September 5th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXBBES201800002D
PE Office Mold is currently visible on one of the bulletin boards in the office. Yes
November 17th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXBBES201800008F
Gym Office School custodial staff reported mold growth on chairs within the gym office. Note: The Office of the Environment has recently transitioned to a new Online IEQ platform (as of August 2018). The new platform does not allow the back-dating of IEQ concerns. This concern is inappropriately dated November 17, 2018. The concern should be dated August 15, 2018. No
October 5th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXBBES2018000074
Gymnasium Office Black spots that appear to be mold were observed on ceiling tiles. Yes
September 4th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXBBES201800002C
B136 A general health symptom was identified and believed to be associated with the room's Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning. Yes
March 20th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXBBES20190000C4
B145 and B129 During a Tier I IEQ Walkthrough, the following items were identified that needed further assessment: Suspect mold growth was observed on the floor of the women's bathroom, near a sink. Mold growth was identified on an wall-mounted air conditioning unit in the kitchen. No

A full listing of published concerns is available on this school's page on the HCPSS IEQ site.

Scheduled Walk-Throughs

The IEQ program includes system-wide scheduled and standardized walk-through reviews of each HCPSS school, conducted twice a year. The process is based off the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Indoor Air Quality recommendations for schools. One walkthrough is conducted by a school-based IEQ team of parents, staff, students, and community members, trained by the HCPSS Office of the Environment, to identify and report potential indoor environmental issues. The second walkthrough is performed by an HCPSS industrial hygienist, who assesses each school building, such as its mechanical equipment, areas above drop-ceilings, and the exterior.

IEQ Information From Previous School Years

All previously published IEQ concerns, reports from external contractors, and school walk-through reports for previous school years are archived on the IEQ Report Archive.

Water Quality Reports

In compliance with state regulations, HCPSS is testing all schools for the presence of lead in drinking water. Details on the testing schedule, procedures, etc., as well as test results and reports for individual schools can be found on the HCPSS website.