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.
April 14th, 2022
Tracking Number: CXPVMS202200021A
|Tech Ed Production's Large Storage Room
|Mold growth observed on wood cabinets and a piano when performing the school's annual IEQ general assessment.
December 7th, 2022
Tracking Number: CXPVMS202200025B
|Gym locker rooms
|12/6 locker rooms smelled of smoke odor. This was checked out and determined to be smoke from someone's fireplace in the neighborhood. 12/7 around 12pm the locker rooms started to smell like dirty water/ sewage. Smell was stronger in boys locker room.
August 24th, 2023
Tracking Number: CXPVMS20230002AC
|127 (storage room repurposed to office)
|Odor; complaints of headaches, general health concern after being in the room for a long period of time.
December 22nd, 2023
Tracking Number: CXPVMS20230002DB
|Fire extinguisher discharged.
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.