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
August 16th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXLEMS20190000FE
Room 139 and Room 140 A musty odor was detected in the rooms. Yes
January 7th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXLEMS202000013F
Art Room A Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) coil burst within the ventilation unit serving the Cradlerock Elementary gym. Water damage occurred in the art room, kiln room, and art storage in both the elementary and middle school sides of the facility. In addition, elementary room 71 was slightly impacted. The event took place on December 19, 2019 and was initially reported in association with Cradlerock Elementary's IEQ page. Building Services controlled the leak and replaced the coil. Yes
January 24th, 2020
Tracking Number: CXLEMS2020000147
Room 216 (FACS) I am concerned about the dust and air quality in my classroom. No
January 8th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXLEMS20210001A1
various classrooms throughout the building Mold was found on over 20 staff chairs throughout the building. The chairs were not all in one location at any point in time. Yes
March 19th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXLEMS20210001AF
Office 168 (located in main office) Concern about possible mold growth on 2/3 chairs in my office. I have attached pictures. 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.