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.


school facility costs

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

School Facilities: What Do They Really Cost?

In this article, we explore lifecycle costs and vital factors to consider in order to make the most cost-effective choices for your facilities.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Condition of Education and the Education Marketplace

Ask the Expert (School Fleet Vehicles)

Why Are Golf Carts A Potential Liability On Campus?

media center

Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

Library Transformations

Make your media center an innovation district

school construction

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Bookbags and Hardhats Don't Mix

Legally Speaking

Abuse Prevention

Is your house in order for the new school year?

flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

It's All Good!

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



Cleaning and Disinfecting

exploration at school

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

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

school custodial issues

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Custodial Issues

Resimericial Design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Resimercial Design

Creating learning environments that positively impact students.

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.

Hot Tips (Life-Cycle Cost Analysis)

How Rubber Flooring Impacts Life-Cycle Costs

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