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.
October 16th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXCHS201800007F
|Portable 218||An individual believed the portable may have mold in it. General health symptoms were noted. There is a light green film that has accumulated on the PA speaker and papers are damp and curled up in the morning.||Yes|
November 8th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXCHS201800008A
|Portable 196||The teacher stated she has concerns about the portable. She said that she coughs, has headaches, and a runny nose when in the portable. She has concerns about the air quality.||Yes|
August 16th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXXCHS20190000FD
|Portable 218||Custodial staff contacted the Office of the Environment due to a possible moisture intrusion issue within the portable.||Yes|
January 28th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXXCHS202000014A
|Auxiliary Gym and Storage Closet||During an IEQ Walkthrough assessment conducted on January 24, 2020, suspect discoloration was observed on portions of the metal roof deck in the auxiliary gym and the cement block wall in the storage room, across from the dance room.||Yes|
February 11th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXXCHS20210001A8
|Portable 228||Fire extinguisher (powder) discharged during vandalism.||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.