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.
February 11th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXLKMS20190000B3
|Gym Storage||Suspect mold growth was observed on gym mats.||Yes|
November 25th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXLKMS201900012E
|Media||The main hallway outside of the media center and room has a mold/mildew smell.||Yes|
January 4th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXLKMS202100019E
|Technology Workshop and Classroom||On December 28, 2020, a plumbing leak originated in the boiler room and impacted porous materials in the technology education workshop and classroom.||Yes|
March 29th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXLKMS20210001B2
|Gym, Cafeteria, Fitness Room, and Lower Level Stairway||An HVAC component (hot water) broke over the weekend causing water to leak into the gymnasium.||Yes|
September 10th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXLKMS20210001ED
|Closet on lower level under stairwell by main lower parking lot entrance door (near Rm. 20)||Mold growing on surfaces throughout the room.||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.