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 6th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXLRHS2018000033
Media Center Closet/Cabinet There is a foul smell in the cabinet behind the door of the office in the media center. It has been cleaned out but the smell remains. No
August 22nd, 2018
Tracking Number: CXLRHS2018000005
Room 232 Mold was observed on a flag in the classroom. A strong odor of mold/humidity was also observed. Yes
October 15th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXLRHS201800007C
Auditorium Building Services (HVAC) has been monitoring the relative humidity in several high school auditoriums due to recent relative humidity mold impacts. The Office of the Environment inspected the auditorium based on the recent humidity (elevated) data provided. Yes
October 4th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXLRHS2018000071
Room 348 The room has a strong odor. There is carpet that I believe to have mold. A general health symptom was reported. Yes
November 2nd, 2018
Tracking Number: CXLRHS2018000089
Room 330 Students have complained yesterday 11/1 and today 11/2 of a "mildew" smell coming from the AC Unit on the side of the room. I noticed it for the first time this morning, it is subtle, but present. No
October 8th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXLRHS2018000076
Room 335 The room smells musty, especially after the weekend. Yes
September 26th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXLRHS2018000055
Room 304 A "mold" odor was sensed when entering the room. A general health symptom was reported. Yes
October 3rd, 2018
Tracking Number: CXLRHS201800006F
Room 358 The room was reported to have a "mildew/mold" odor. The smell is more prominent when the air conditioning has been turned off (in the afternoon and first thing in the morning). 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.