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
August 24th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXHOHS201800000D
Room V131 in Portable Wing 178 An individual reported a line of suspect mold growth along the bottom of the front wall. The room also contains a stale smell. Yes
August 24th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXHOHS201800000F
A107 An individual is reporting a mildew /mold smell in the classroom. Yes
September 23rd, 2018
Tracking Number: CXHOHS2018000051
A108 An individual reported a "mold" odor in the hallway outside of A108. The individual is at the school each weekend with a non-HCPSS entity. A general health symptom was reported. Yes
September 18th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXHOHS2018000048
E101 Wet ceiling tiles (some near ventilation vents) are repeatedly being replaced and there was the presence of a black liquid during the replacement of a coil in the ceiling. The drop ceiling also contains rust. Yes
August 24th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXHOHS2018000011
B121 The teacher is reporting a significant amount of black mold growing on the cinder block wall between the two windows. Yes

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.