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 4th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXMWMS2018000024
|Administration Office||Mold growth was observed on drywall. 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 concerns. This concern is inappropriately dated September 4, 2018. The concern should be dated January 8, 2018.||Yes|
September 27th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXMWMS201800005F
|Room 103||A possible moisture issue was observed behind the cove base.||Yes|
April 3rd, 2019
Tracking Number: CXMWMS20190000C9
|8th Grade Girls Bathroom||A leak occurred in the 8th Grade Penthouse and was discovered the morning of April 2, 2019.||Yes|
February 25th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXMWMS20190000B9
|Gym and Office in Female Locker Room||The office in the female locker room becomes stuffy and general allergy symptoms worsen after spending a long period of time in the office. The gym stays dusty. Dirt from items within the gym float in the air. The floating particles irritate allergy symptoms throughout the day.||Yes|
August 27th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXMWMS202000017D
|Front Office||Portion of the administrative front office experienced water damaged from a clogged HVAC condensate pan.||Yes|
A full listing of published concerns is available on this school's page on the HCPSS IEQ site.
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.
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.