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
October 23rd, 2018
Tracking Number: CXRHHS2018000082
Health Room Mold looks to be growing on the walls in both the bathrooms in the health room. No
December 12th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXRHHS2018000099
Boys Locker Room - Shower Area Suspicious black growth in ceiling around vent and along the wall. Yes
October 3rd, 2018
Tracking Number: CXRHHS2018000070
Outdoor Athletic Storage Areas Suspect mold growth found on equipment in an exterior athletic storage room. Yes
September 26th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXRHHS2018000054
Room 148 This is the only science room in the building that has carpet. I have been in the room for 9 years out of the 13 years its been used as a science classroom. Every year at the end of the year I ask them to remove the carpet and tile the floor like every other science room in the county and the answer is always no. In the morning there is a very potent smell. As the day goes on the smell decreases due to the air circulation. People from the county, head custodians, and administrators in charge of the building have all smelled the odor. The had the custodians shampoo the carpet and the smell is still there. The only reason I resubmitting this again is today students said that this classroom smelled like mildew in the morning. The students were sitting in the back of the room. We do science demos in this classroom. It should be tiled like every other science class in the county. Yes
September 26th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXRHHS2018000056
Fitness Lab/Weight Room The hallway, fitness lab, and weight room have no ventilation and/or air circulation. The equipment and tile flooring become very slippery and wet, especially in high humidity. Mold issues have previously been addressed by changing flooring in the fitness lab and placing a vented cover over a hole in the ceiling. A mildew smell is evident along with the moisture. Yes
September 27th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXRHHS201800005C
Cafeteria Black growth found along drywall on ceiling of cafeteria. Yes
October 8th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXRHHS2018000075
Orchestra Room An individual identified a general health concern thought to be associated with the building, most notably the Orchestra Room. Yes
April 8th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXRHHS20190000CA
Boys Restroom Serving 117-122 Wing The school reported a water leak, impacting the drywall ceiling of a restroom. 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.