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
April 23rd, 2019
Tracking Number: CXWLMS20190000CC
Room B29 and B31 Individuals reported an odor resembling cabbage, sour milk, and/or dead animal smell in room B31. Yes
June 3rd, 2019
Tracking Number: CXWLMS20190000DC
A20, A22, A28, A57, A52, amd A53 A sprinkler head discharged on June 2, 2019. Yes
June 10th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXWLMS20190000E3
B19 - Health Suite and Nurse Office A "sewage" odor was reported. Yes
October 1st, 2019
Tracking Number: CXWLMS201900011B
Kitchen The kitchen manager indicated mold was identified in the walk-in refrigerator. Yes
November 5th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXWLMS2020000193
Girls Locker Room Suspect mold was observed on the ceiling. No

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.