Indoor Environmental Quality

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.

Submit an IEQ Concern

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.

Recently Published Concerns

Date Location Concern Closed
November 24th, 2018
Tracking Number: CXXCMS2018000094
Portables 39 and 48 The school requested a proactive IEQ inspection of Portables 39 and 48 since they have not been used and plan to be used during the 2018 / 2019 school year. Note: The Office of the Environment has recently transitioned to a new Online IEQ platform (as of August 2018). The new platform does not allow the back-dating of IEQ concerns. This concern is inappropriately dated November 24, 2018. The concern should be dated July 24, 2018. Yes
February 26th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXXCMS20190000BC
Room 22 and 26 Possible mold growth on block walls. Yes
July 16th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXXCMS20190000F4
Storage Room S9 Building Services reported a leak from a wall mounted air conditioning unit that impacted wood cabinetry. Yes
October 16th, 2019
Tracking Number: CXXCMS2019000122
Portable 43 Portable 43 has a musty/moldy smell. Portable is hot. Yes
November 1st, 2021
Tracking Number: CXXCMS20210001FE
Clarksville Middle School Since last Monday my child started to have a headache at mid-morning in school and the headache was gone after arriving home and took a rest. The headache symptoms seem to be related to school since last week, I wonder if this is an IEQ concern, but not sure what may cause the headache. Really appreciate it if you could provide some hints so that we can find the right way to fix the headache. Yes

A full listing of published concerns is available on this school's page on the HCPSS IEQ site.

Scheduled Assessments

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.

IEQ Information From Previous School Years

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.

Water Quality Reports

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.