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.
October 3rd, 2018
Tracking Number: CXBPES201800006D
|Throughout Building||The school reported an odor, primarily in the main hallway, that has been described as "fishy," "foul," and/or "dead animal." The odor was first noticed late August and/or early September 2018.||Yes|
September 22nd, 2021
Tracking Number: CXBPES20210001F3
|Media Center||For the past five years there has been a foul smell in the library when we come back after summer break. It is hard to describe, but it smells like something rotting. I found that it usually goes away after the first few weeks of school, but this year I am still smelling it. I have been told that the maintenance crew has been investigating it and that they think it might have to do with the skylights. But this has been going on since I started working here five years ago and I want to make sure that it isn't effecting the air quality. We don't have a way to open windows and I wonder about the efficacy of the air circulation in the media center.||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.
Additionally, the water for this school is provided by a well and is tested for quality and lead.