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
January 7th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXBSES202000013E
|Throughout||An odor, reported to smell like pine needles and/or ammonia was reported the morning of January 6, 2019.||Yes|
July 14th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXBSES20210001C7
|Reading Specialist Room||Suspect mold growth was observed behind a shelf.||Yes|
A full listing of published concerns is available on this school's page on the HCPSS IEQ site.
May 16th, 2019
Tracking Number: WXBSES20190001AF
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.