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
June 5th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXSFES20190000DF
Portable 104 General health symptoms were reported and believed to be associated with the portable. Yes
June 4th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXSFES20190000DE
Portable 31 I am concerned about the smell in the room. Several health symptoms and an odor were reported and thought to be associated with the portable. Yes
February 28th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXSFES202000015A
Room 31 Building Services contacted Office of Environment about a water incident contacting wood and possibly drywall. The event took place on February 25, 2020. Yes
December 9th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXSFES2021000203
Room 74 The resource room has had an issue with moisture since the beginning of the school year. It was causing any fabric to be damp and books and papers to curl, even when stored flat. On approximately the second week with students (the week of 9/6/2021) I placed 2 damp-rid tubs in the room. They have been full for 3 weeks. Yes
January 9th, 2023
Tracking Number: CXSFES202300026B
Portable 104 (closet to the gymnasium) The room had an odor last week, most likely from the a/c heater unit. A general health symptom was reported when leaving school each day since winter break. 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.