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.
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.||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.