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
August 29th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXOMHS201800001B
Chem/Prep - Behind 803 Possible mold growth under the sink in Chem/Prep. There is also evidence of mice. Individual reported a general health symptom after cleaning under the sink. Yes
September 5th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXOMHS2018000030
Mechanical Room An individual reported possible mold on the exterior of an air duct panel. The suspect mold growth was observed in a mechanical penthouse located adjacent to the auditorium catwalk. Yes
January 11th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXOMHS20190000A8
701 A general health symptom was reported to occur while in the room and dissipate upon leaving work. Yes
January 11th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXOMHS20190000A7
Room 708 A general health symptom was reported to occur while in the room and dissipate upon leaving work. Yes
January 30th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXOMHS202000014E
Science Room 805 Building Services (Plumbing) reported a leak on January 29, 2020. 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.