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: CXELMS2018000027
|Kitchen - Freezer||Possible mold growth was observed within the freezer. 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 IEQ concerns. This concern is inappropriately dated September 4, 2018. The concern should be dated May 16, 2018.||Yes|
December 12th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXELMS201800009A
|Media||A "burnt plastic" odor was noticed in the morning and went away shortly||Yes|
February 6th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXELMS20190000B2
|Outside Storage Closet||Suspect mold was observed on golf clubs and hockey sticks. They were stored in an outside storage closet.||Yes|
February 4th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXELMS20190000B0
|Kitchen - Dish Washing Area||Suspect mold growth was observed on walls in the dishwashing area of the kitchen.||Yes|
October 8th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXELMS2019000120
|Media Work Room||A leak was reported in the Media Work Room.||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.