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.
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.
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.