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.
September 21st, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXNES201800004F
|Room 145||There is excessive humidity in the classroom. There was mold detected during the summer of 2018 and believe that the conditions that led to the mold still exist. It is extremely muggy and uncomfortable. The concern was originally submitted on September 14, 2018 by the individual using the previous reporting method.||Yes|
September 11th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXNES2018000038
|rooms 144/145 - Kindergarten||A parent expressed a concern that their son's respiratory illnesses last year in kindergarten was due to the mold (identified and remediated during the summer of 2018). The classroom was checked regularly by the custodial staff and through the IEQ process and no mold was noted during the school year. School administration requested the Office of the Environment perform another check on Rooms144 and 145 as a precaution.||Yes|
September 12th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXNES201800003D
|144, 145, B11, and B13||Relative humidity mold growth was identified by custodial staff in rooms 144 and 145. The Office of the Environment was made aware of the concern on August 9, 2018 by phone. The concern is incorrectly dated September 12, 2018.||Yes|
November 1st, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXNES2018000087
|1st grade - Donegan's Classroom||An individual experienced a general health symptom thought to be associated with the classroom. Additional concerns were noted regarding relative humidity mold growth that had occurred during the Summer of 2018.||Yes|
A full listing of published concerns is available on this school's page on the HCPSS IEQ site.
Walk-throughs are being scheduled for the current school year.
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.