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.
March 8th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXCRES20190000C2
|Rooms 17, 25, 26, and 73||An individual noted increased allergies and an odor.||Yes|
December 19th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXCRES2019000139
|Art||Coil burst in 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. Building Services controlled the leak and replaced coil.||Yes|
February 10th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXCRES20210001A7
|023||There was mold located in the back of the classroom on the floor near the door that leads to the hallway, as well as on a white shelving unit which was in the same location, but is now located in the front of the classroom. Our custodial staff sprayed it with an anti-mold growth agent.||Yes|
August 11th, 2021
Tracking Number: CXCRES20210001D6
|Portable 129||Relative humidity mold was identified during the schools IEQ Walkthrough on August 11, 2021.||Yes|
August 15th, 2023
Tracking Number: CXCRES2023000299
|Room 194||It was reported a contractor left a valve open when filling the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system (summer project), causing a leak to occur. Moisture impacted drywall was identified.||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.