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.
August 17th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXBBMS2018000002
|Classroom 25/Tech Ed Room||There is mold on the outside of the exterior door.||Yes|
August 17th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXBBMS2018000003
|Portable 36||Mold growth was observed on chairs, desks, and other miscellaneous surfaces.||Yes|
August 24th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXBBMS2018000013
|Science Prep Room (Between Rooms 36 and 38)||Mold was observed on a refrigerator seal after returning from summer break.||No|
September 17th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXBBMS2019000111
|Room 44||I believe the filter in my room needs to be changed. I sneeze and cough constantly from the time I enter my classroom, throughout the day, until a few hours after I am home. This does not happen to me on the weekends; it happens at school, despite being on allergy meds. If the problem is not in my classroom, then it is in the school. I believe the air filtration system needs to be refreshed and filters replaced. I am allergic to all outdoor and indoor irritants, and my triggers are ignited from the time I enter this building until a few hours after I return home each day.||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.