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.
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.||Yes|
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.||Yes|
A full listing of published concerns is available on this school's page on the HCPSS IEQ site.
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.
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.