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.
November 10th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXGMS201800008B
|Room 12, 22 and the Computer Lab||Several health symptoms have been experienced. Room 22 is new to the individual this year and several health symptoms were noted since the individual return to school for the year.||Yes|
February 19th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXXGMS20190000B7
|Front Office and Work Room||A general health concern was identified and believed to be associated with Indoor Environmental Quality at the school.||No|
January 22nd, 2019
Tracking Number: CXXGMS20190000AA
|Media Center||A general health symptom was reported and believed to be associated with the work environment.||No|
September 3rd, 2019
Tracking Number: CXXGMS2019000106
|TV Studio||When setting up the tv studio this morning, we discovered an odor of mold or mildew. Upon opening the closet that has an electrical panel we found that odor stronger. There were roles of art paper in the closet. Those boxes are wet. Immediately, my eyes began to burn and itch and my nose got stuffy.||Yes|
September 3rd, 2019
Tracking Number: CXXGMS2019000108
|TV Studio||The TV Studio had a strange odor near a closet. When I opened the door I found boxes that had been water damaged and very smelly.||No|
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.