Indoor Environmental Quality

HCPSS recognizes the importance of providing a healthy learning environment for students and staff members. In an effort to identify and correct conditions that could adversely impact indoor air and/or water quality, and in some cases to comply with applicable legal requirements, HCPSS has established various assessment and sampling programs. To provide transparency, the results and any recommended corrective actions are communicated and accessible on the page of each applicable school.

In general, the IEQ program includes the following:

  • Standardized “IEQ” Walkthroughs to identify potential items that may impact air quality (moisture intrusion, housekeeping, obstructions to ventilation, etc.).
  • HVAC Assessments assist Building Maintenance in identifying equipment/components that may require additional preventative maintenance or corrective action.
  • Addressing Concerns believed to be associated with air quality.
  • Lead in Drinking Water Sampling to identify the potential for elevated levels of lead in fixtures that are used for consumption.
  • Well Water Sampling for various parameters as required by law.
  • Cooling Tower Sampling for bacteria.

Communication protocols are in place to inform the community on certain findings and corrective actions. School specific information can be found by visiting the Facilities page. General questions regarding the program can be directed to Christopher Madden, Certified Industrial Hygienist/IEQ Manager, Office of the Environment.