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 12th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXARL201800003A
|B-37||Rain is getting on the carpet, along an exterior wall. The room has a musty smell.||Yes|
May 24th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXXARL20210001BB
|B61||Odor in the room.||Yes|
July 8th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXXARL20210001C6
|Hospitality Suite Bathroom||Mold identified by carpenters on 7/7.||Yes|
November 10th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXXARL2021000200
|B-22||I have several tiles that are stained and I am developing headaches every time I work in my office.||Yes|
February 10th, 2022
Tracking Number: CXXARL2022000212
|C29 and C30||I am placing this request for the Digital Education Center that is located at ARL. There was a leak in the celling in C30. The room had celling damage. There was water on the tile tile[sic] in C30. C29 and the office in C29 have water on the carpet. A staff member is stating they have not felt good since the flood and have ask if the room could be tested for mold.||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.