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
October 17th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXXRHS2019000123
Various Air quality testing & resolution requested for rooms and issues listed below: Room 102 and 226 - Black dust coming out of vents. Room 200 - Black dust coming out of vents and a musty smell (worse in the first few weeks of the school year). Room 220 - Black dust coming out of vents, Additionally, a severe leak occurred at the beginning of the year; water sat on carpet for weeks even with the trashcans. Mold check requested, but does not appear to have been done. When the ceiling tiles were removed, staff member had problems with dizziness/headaches when they were in the room that week. 3rd Floor Science Preparation Room (across from 311) - Discolored ceiling tiles and two of the 3 tiles that need to be replaced contain a sprinkler head and electronic box that need a special work order. Room 106 - Discolored ceiling tiles, Air quality issues, and stained dirty carpeting. Room 223 - Discolored ceiling tiles and black dust coming out of vents. Room 320 - Dirty vent. Room 206 - Water leaking, Discolored ceiling tiles, Air quality issues, Environmental Issues, Other request an air quality test,concerned about what is coming out of the ceiling. flies and have not had window open. Room 307 - Water leaking and smell from carpet 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.