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 26th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXWFES2019000118
|Room 155||Suspect mold growth was observed on an exterior wall, behind teachers desk.||Yes|
September 27th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXWFES2019000119
|Rooms 130 and 131||Elevated moisture and mold growth was identified on the backs of cabinets attached to the exterior wall.||Yes|
September 10th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXWFES2020000182
|Hallway outside of cafeteria and staff lounge.||Isolated mold growth observed on chilled water pipe insulation. The concern was reported August 19, 2020.||Yes|
September 17th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXWFES2020000188
|Room 120 and 171||Mold growth observed on student desks and office chair in rooms 120 and 171.||Yes|
March 15th, 2022
Tracking Number: CXWFES2022000215
|Room 153||While performing an unrelated IEQ task at the school, I detected an odor resembling something starting to spoil around the cabinetry around the sink area.||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.
Additionally, the water for this school is provided by a well and is tested for quality and lead.