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.


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

A Couple of Things

Legally Speaking

Some Children Are Left Behind

Here is one school safety issue that we can address.

Ask the Expert (Video Intercoms)

How Can We Protect School Entries?

Historic Renovation

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Historic Renovations

Preserving the past, embracing the future

outdoor learning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Outdoor Learning Environments

Making Positive Connections Beyond the School Walls.

Hot Tips (Purchasing)

Strategic Procurement

flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Focus on Flooring

You have to cover the floor, so why not make a statement?

Ask the Expert (Safety and Security)

Can Technology Make Schools Safer?



Safety & Security

Good Time to Review Plans

Hazardous materials incident protocols for schools.

procurement

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Procurement: An Emerging K-12 Profession

As K-12 school districts have grown in size and complexity, buying supplies has become a sophisticated profession.

Maintenance & Operations

Weathering the Storm

Emergency prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Seems Like a Smart Investment

Fire & Life Safety

Why Inspections Are Necessary

There is no better way to identify situations or activities that compromise life safety.

Business Practices

Fundraising and Finance: The school–volunteer relationship.

award winner

Facility Planning

James D. MacConnell Award Winners

Projects that enhance the educational program and hold purpose and distinction within a community.

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