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 18th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXSES2018000049
Portable 180 Portable has mold in hallway and in boys bathroom and maybe around vents in girls bathroom. Yes
May 16th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXXSES20190000D2
1st Grade/Kindergarten A fire extinguisher was accidently discharge on May 15, 2019. Yes
December 9th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXXSES2019000134
Room 152 (Gym Storage) Gym Teacher pulled up mats for gymnastics unit and found mold on the bottom of a mat. Yes
February 24th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXXSES2020000157
Interior 3rd grade classroom - Room 180 Individual suspects mold within the room. Experienced general health symptoms after being in the classroom for a few hours. Symptoms ceased when outside. Yes
February 24th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXXSES2020000155
Kindergarten interior room - Room 208 01/31/2020 & 2/3/2020 - Individual suspects mold within the room. Experienced general health symptoms after being in the classroom for a few hours. Symptoms ceased when outside. Custodian(s) indicated the room had a flood earlier in the year. 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.