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 21st, 2018
Tracking Number: CWAVES2018000050
|Portable 179 - Room 4||An individual indicated they observed possible mold growth on the walls. The individual also indicated that the classroom is humid.||Yes|
February 21st, 2019
Tracking Number: CWAVES20190000B8
|Health Room and New Art Room||The school reported (2/15/2019) an odor in the health suite and an art room. The odor was likely being introduced by work occurring on the roof.||Yes|
May 3rd, 2019
Tracking Number: CWAVES20190000CE
|Cafeteria (side door by new addition)||The past few days when picking up and dropping my children off in the cafeteria for extended care, there has been an odd mildew/moldy odor by the side door. It's very strong once you enter the door.||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.