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.


Hot Tips (Safe Flooring Choices)

How Floors Keep Students Safer

Sustainable Parking Design

Sustainable Schools

Efficient and Prudent

Sustainable design revolves around the sun.

Business Practices

Stakeholder Financial Literacy

Telling the story behind the numbers.

Active Planning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Using Active Planning to Evaluate Space and Leverage Resources

Active planning of facilities is critical for all school districts, no matter the size.

Ask the Expert (Classroom Furnishings)

Does Design Impact Student Success?

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

New Schools, Old Schools, Safe Schools

Preventing Sexual Assault at school

Safety & Security

Preventing Sexual Assault, Grooming and Child Molestation in Schools

How Building Design Concepts and Smart Security Technology Can Help.

Learning Studios and Classroom Design

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Learning Studios and Classroom Design

When students become the masters of their own learning.



Ask the Expert: Purchasing and Procurement

To Bid Or Not To Bid: That Isn't the Question!

Safety Practices

Maintenance & Operations

Don't Overlook Safety Practices in the Workplace

Is your school division reactionary or proactive?

Sustainable Schools

Taking Ownership of Energy Usage

Energy is controllable and manageable, so the opportunity for savings is large.

Emerging Technology

Bandwidth Overkill

It isn't the '90s anymore.

Acoustical Considerations

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Acoustical Considerations for 21st-Century K-12 Learning Environments

Today's educational trends require sound acoustical design.

Modernizing Schools

Lessons Learned: Modernizing K-12 Facilities

The impact of a modernized school can be transformative. An updated facility can enhance teacher recruitment, retention and commitment, and students reap benefits in behavior and heath, engagement and learning.

Arrival Sequence

Safety & Security

Changing the 'Arrival Sequence'

Architecture firm’s proposed design makes progressive school more secure.

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