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.
March 1st, 2019
Tracking Number: CXMRHS20190000C0
|Student Services Office||The individual reported experiencing general health symptoms and requested the area be surveyed for mold.||Yes|
March 22nd, 2019
Tracking Number: CXMRHS20190000C5
|Room 116||Ceiling tile in the closet in classroom 116 has been filing with water after every heavy rain. The tile keeps getting replaced, and nothing has been done to actually stop the leak. Today, I noticed a strong mildew, wet odor scent coming from that area of the closet. I have placed numerous work order requests (over the passed couple of years) to have the issue resolved.||Yes|
August 1st, 2019
Tracking Number: CXMRHS20190000FA
|Auditorium||On July 24, 2019, the Office of Environment observed relative humidity mold growth on the backs of the seats when performing an Indoor Environmental Quality Tier II Assessment of the facility.||Yes|
September 10th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXMRHS201900010C
|Room 226||Temperature and humidity concerns. Also, every morning when I first open the door, there is a moldy or musty smell that kind of just hits you immediately when you walk in. Health symptoms were reported.||Yes|
October 9th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXMRHS202000018D
|Auditorium Hallway||Building Services (HVAC) reported possible mold growth on the back-side of a drywall ceiling while repairing a leaking gasket on a hot water line.||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.