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
February 25th, 2019
Tracking Number: CSJLES20190000BA
Team 2, Room #82 On February 25, 2019 an area on the carpet extending from the HVAC unit and measuring approximately 4-1/2 feet x 3 feet was noticeably wet. This was noted to be a re-occurring event after precipitation. Yes
March 30th, 2022
Tracking Number: CSJLES2022000219
Girl's Restroom Outside POD Containing Rooms 103 - 107 IEQ General Assessment identified water damaged drywall. Mold growth was observed behind drywall upon further investigation by Building Maintenance. Yes
January 4th, 2023
Tracking Number: CSJLES2023000268
Portable 164 I am submitting this IEQ request as a result of on-going work by pest control, building services, and other departments to remediate some of the issues that have been presented in this space over the course of the past years. I would appreciate a comprehensive review of this portable by the IEQ team, a review of previous work orders to understand the issues that our HCPSS colleagues have been working on, and any recommendations on how to limit the concerns that have been presented by staff over the years. Yes
January 4th, 2023
Tracking Number: CSJLES2023000267
Rooms 86, 88, 91, 94, and 95 A coil within the unit ventilator in room 91 burst during winter break due to recent freezing weather. A separate minor leak also occurred in the staff lounge. Yes

A full listing of published concerns is available on this school's page on the HCPSS IEQ site.

Scheduled Walk-Throughs

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.

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.