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 4th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXGES2018000025
|Gymnasium Storage||Suspect mold growth was observed on the ceiling. 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 September 4, 2018. The concern should be dated January 2018.||No|
November 1st, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXGES2018000086
|Room 160||Allergy like symptoms (itchy eyes, runny nose, throat, ear, headaches) increase greatly while in room. Symptoms are reported to alleviate once the individual leaves the room, whether to another part of the building or in general.||No|
March 15th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXXGES20210001AE
|ALS Classroom / Room 121- in the closet||This morning we found mold growing in our closet and on some of our belongings for the program in the closet. Some was white mold and some was black mold.||Yes|
A full listing of published concerns is available on this school's page on the HCPSS IEQ site.
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.
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.