SP&M Article Archive

School Planning & Management's vast database of articles is a valuable tool for anyone who plans, designs, equips, maintains and operates pK-12 schools nationwide.  Popular topics include facilities, safety & security, technology, business, finance and the learning environment. Articles are displayed in chronological order, beginning with the most recent.


exploration at school

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Celebrating Exploration & Failure: A culture of learning, applying and repeating.

hazard assessments

Maintenance & Operations

Organizational Management for Safe Working Conditions in Schools

Hazard assessments and lock-out/tag-out procedures in all school buildings are essential.

flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

It's All Good!

Carpet, tile, rubber, and hardwood? All have their benefits.

school custodial issues

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Custodial Issues

Hot Tips (Life-Cycle Cost Analysis)

How Rubber Flooring Impacts Life-Cycle Costs

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Resimericial Design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Resimercial Design

Creating learning environments that positively impact students.



Emerging Technology

BYOD is Bombing

Some things to examine if the district is considering this route.

Ask the Expert (Battery-Powered Equipment)

What Advances Have Impacted Battery-Powered Cleaning Equipment?

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Summer Learning Opportunities

adaptive reuse

Adaptive Reuse

An alternative to new construction, renovation.

integration

Facility Planning

Integration by Compaction and Subtraction

Fostering blended work-sharing environments in next-generation schools

squash court

Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

A New Challenge

Building school squash courts requires planning outside of the box.

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