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 27th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXBMMS2018000059
Room 203 / FACS An individual expressed a musty odor and thermal comfort issues for approximately two weeks. In addition, conveyed possibly experiencing some general health symptoms. 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 September 27, 2018. The concern should be dated May 16, 2018. Yes
September 9th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXXCMS201900010B
Principal's Office Facility personnel contacted the Office of Environment to report a recent restroom leak impacting the principal's office. Yes
December 12th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXBMMS2019000137
Art Room 204 - Storage Closet The closet in the art room has an electrical/chemical odor - it's a new smell. HVAC work was done on the roof this weekend. Yes
May 28th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXBMMS2020000166
Girls Locker Room The shower in the back of the girls locker room behind the bathrooms (private bathroom/shower) was found on and a significant amount of moisture was found in the space. We are unsure how long the shower had been running and who would have turned it on. It is possible the shower had been running for a long time. Yes
January 4th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXBMMS202100019F
Health Office A leak from a custodial slop sink impacted porous materials within the Health Services suite. The leak occurred on December 23, 2020. 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.