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: CXHSES2018000021
3rd/4th grade pod There appears to be mold behind bubbling paint (pink in color) as well as on the paint (black in color). It is on a section of wall between two windows that had previous leaks that were repaired late this summer. No
August 29th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXHSES201800001D
4D There is interior water damage on one wall of the classroom. There appears to be mold growing where the water has seeped through the cinder block. The paint is bubbling and lifting, as well. No
August 29th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXHSES201800001C
3C The wall between the two windows has paint that is puffing/bubbling off the wall from water damage. The exterior brickwork above these windows is being removed and repaired currently because of past leaking. I noticed some black spots as well as pale pink discoloration this week when we returned to work. No
February 25th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXHSES2020000159
Kindergarten #65 Strong odor of mold. Yes
January 30th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXHSES202000014C
Computer Lab (Behind Media) An odor was noted during the school's IEQ Walkthrough. 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.