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
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.

Scheduled Assessments

Currently, the Office of the Environment performs two IEQ assessments a year. General Assessments are performed by IEQ professionals and include observing a representative sample of classrooms, common areas and the building’s exterior. Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Assessments are performed by IEQ professionals and include assessing the operation of the HVAC systems in each school. IEQ Walkthroughs were formerly conducted by a team of school-based staff and parent volunteers and are no longer a part of the IEQ assessment process.

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.