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.


sports facilities

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Sports Facilities: Focusing On Elevating the Fan Experience

Sports facilities in schools and universities are incorporating new design trends to drive more fans from their homes to the stadium. With rapid advances in technology, sports facility designers feel that in stadium venues, technology is reshaping fan experience.

Sustainable Schools

Sustainable Also Means Healthful

Six ways to make your school childsafe.

Business Practices

Budget Flexibility as the Key to Sustainability

cleaning products

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Safer Environment

How to make healthier cleaning work in educational facilities.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Condition of Education and the Education Marketplace

media center

Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

Library Transformations

Make your media center an innovation district

Hot Tips (Furniture Supplier)

How To Choose A School Furniture Supplier

Facility Planning

Inclusivity Applies to Athletics Too

Planners need to design facilities with this in mind.



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.

school construction

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Bookbags and Hardhats Don't Mix

school safety

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Keeping Students Safe

Today's world can be a dangerous for students, teachers and administrators. Here are some thoughts about preparing for the worst.

Ask the Expert (School Fleet Vehicles)

Why Are Golf Carts A Potential Liability On Campus?

Legally Speaking

Abuse Prevention

Is your house in order for the new school year?

exploration at school

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

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

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