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
September 4th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXMHMS2018000023
Room G1 An individual is experiencing a musty odor in his/her office. Yes
September 4th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXMHMS2018000022
Guidance Office An individual notices is a musty/moldy smell in one corner of their office. General health symptoms have been triggered since returning back to the building. There is a heavy smell that becomes more poignant at certain times of the year. Yes
September 13th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXMHMS2018000044
Rooms 101 and 103 A "mold" odor was detected in the rooms. No
September 13th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXMHMS2018000042
Room 101 A "mold" odor was detected in the room during back to school night. No
September 17th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXMHMS2018000046
Room 101 The smell of "mold" was reported by individuals attending Back To School Night. 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.