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.
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.
September 26th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXPMS2018000053
|Front Office Conference Room||There is a strange, mildew smell that has remained constant in the front office conference/break room. The smell is stronger when air conditioning is off. Also, the smell is very noticeable inside the drawers and cabinets.||Yes|
January 31st, 2023
Tracking Number: CXXPMS2023000271
|A5||I believe my carpet has mold spores that are adversely affecting my health by causing an increase in headaches which are leading to more migraines and excessive eye tearing.||Yes|
May 18th, 2023
Tracking Number: CXXPMS2023000283
|Room C1||Building Maintenance (Plumbing) uncovered suspect mold growth while repairing a valve.||Yes|
August 21st, 2023
Tracking Number: CXXPMS20230002A8
|A6||Building Maintenance informed the Office of the Environment of a slow leak that was believed to have been occurring for some time.||Yes|
A full listing of published concerns is available on this school's page on the HCPSS IEQ site.
Currently, the Office of the Environment performs two IEQ assessments a year. General Assessments are performed by IEQ professionals and include observing a representative sample of classrooms, common areas and the building’s exterior. Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Assessments are performed by IEQ professionals and include assessing the operation of the HVAC systems in each school. IEQ Walkthroughs were formerly conducted by a team of school-based staff and parent volunteers and are no longer a part of the IEQ assessment process.
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.
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.