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
November 13th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXVES201800008C
A81 - Media office An individual expressed a general health symptom and believed the symptom may be associated with mold. Yes
December 11th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXVES2018000098
Room B-24 An individual attributed several general health symptoms to the space. Additionally, the individual believed mold growth occurred in the room above Room B24. The individual is concerned there is still ongoing impact associated with the room above B24 (Room D-13). Yes
March 15th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXXVES20190000C3
Portable 54 An odor was identified during a Tier I IEQ Walkthrough. Yes
November 15th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXVES201800008E
D13- Grade 4 Classroom There is a constant smell of dampness, and mold in this classroom. Yes
August 26th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXXVES2019000104
Classroom B-08 When I returned to work last Wednesday, my room smelled musty and it wasn't pleasant. I don't know if it is coming from the carpet or other areas around the room. 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.