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.
November 23rd, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXDMS2018000093
|Portable 46||Incoming school administration was performing a walk through of the facility and reported an odor sensed in Portable 46. Note: The Office of the Environment has recently transitioned to a new Online IEQ platform (as of August 2018). The new platform does not allow the back-dating of IEQ concerns. This concern is inappropriately dated November 23, 2018. The concern should be dated August 7, 2018.||Yes|
August 22nd, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXDMS201800000B
|Portable 32||I would like to request a mold test for my classroom. My reasoning for this test is due to an odorous, stuffy, humid condition in my room.||Yes|
January 28th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXXDMS20190000AB
|Portable 32||Several moisture intrusion concerns were identified during a previous IEQ assessment (CXXDMS201800000B, dated August 22, 2018). Minor repairs were completed, however the portable was scheduled to be replaced during the summer of 2019. The Office of the Environment re-asssed the portable to make sure no additional moisture intrusion concerns were identified.||Yes|
January 10th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXXDMS2020000143
|FACS/137||Strong odor coming from behind or underneath cabinet near refrig. on left when walking in to classroom. Pest control came out and placed an odor bag behind the refrigerator, but smell coming from behind or under cabinet.||Yes|
January 30th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXXDMS202000014B
|Room 106||The school placed a work order due to rust on the floor and delamination of floor tile. While Building Services was investigating, ponded water was discovered in a trough/trench that contains the rooms utilities.||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.