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.
February 19th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXEMMS20190000B6
|Rooms 7, 9, and 10||An odor described as turpentine was detected in rooms 7, 9, and 10.||Yes|
February 4th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXEMMS20190000B1
|Gym Storage Closet||Condensation and suspect mold growth was observed on several volleyballs.||Yes|
August 17th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXEMMS2020000177
|Front Office||Building Services informed the Office of Environment of a water incident within the front office. The incident occurred due to a roof drain connection issue during a rain event.||Yes|
August 11th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXEMMS20210001D5
|Portable 125||Moisture and mold in wall cavity within closet.||Yes|
August 29th, 2022
Tracking Number: CXEMMS202200023E
|Front office, current principal's secretary office||Staff using that office reported a musty smell in the office.||Yes|
A full listing of published concerns is available on this school's page on the HCPSS IEQ site.
Currently, the Office of the Environment performs two IEQ assessments a year. General Assessments are performed by IEQ professionals and include observing a representative sample of classrooms, common areas and the building’s exterior. Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Assessments are performed by IEQ professionals and include assessing the operation of the HVAC systems in each school. IEQ Walkthroughs were formerly conducted by a team of school-based staff and parent volunteers and are no longer a part of the IEQ assessment process.
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.