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
September 4th, 2018
Tracking Number: CWATES2018000026
Gymnasium Mold growth was identified by the Office of the Environment/Building Services on the gymnasium ceiling of another school that has a similar construction as Waterloo Elementary School. Waterloo Elementary was visited to assess the gymnasium ceiling for similar conditions and mold growth was observed. 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 September 4, 2018. The concern should be dated January 2018. Yes
June 24th, 2019
Tracking Number: CWATES20190000EF
Portable During the Office of Environment's IEQ TierII Inspection on June 18, 2019, wet drywall was identified in portables 78, 143, and 170. Yes
June 24th, 2020
Tracking Number: CWATES202000016C
Room 96 A plumbing leak was identified on June 22, 2020. The Office of the Environment was contacted as several cabinets were impacted by water. Yes
January 25th, 2022
Tracking Number: CWATES202200020B
Hallway near boiler room A staff member came to me in the office to report an unusual odor in the hallway near the boiler room. The odor was originally noticed on January 25. Yes

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

Scheduled Walk-Throughs

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.

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.