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 27th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXCLES201800005A
|Gymnasium Office 165 and Storage 164||Individual expressed concern with heat and humidity possibly impacting the carpet (moist and bubbling up in areas) in the gym office. The office smells like mildew. The individual requested a check for mold. 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 27, 2018. The concern should be dated June 20, 2018.||Yes|
October 26th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXCLES2018000084
|Activity Room Closet (Room 219)||Mold was identified on a mat that is stored in the Activity Room storage closet.||Yes|
November 14th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXCLES201800008D
|Classroom 135||Possible mold growing on the lower back half of the kitchen play set in the dramatic play area of the classroom. The observation was found today when another table nearby was moved. The nearby table seemed to be unaffected.||Yes|
December 21st, 2018
Tracking Number: CXCLES201800009E
|155/156/154||During the 2018-2019 school year, we have sporadically noticed an offensive smell in our classrooms and team area. We noticed the smell stronger when it rains and when the heat comes on. Over the past several years there has been occasionally flooding in Room 156.||Yes|
October 28th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXCLES2019000125
|Room 149||Musky odor in room stronger than usual. Multiple staff members report that it smells like mold.||No|
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.