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.


There Can Be No Doubt

Facilities and the conditions of the learning environment have an effect on students and staff.

Ask the Expert (Cordless Vacuums)

Are Battery-Powered Backpack Vacuums Worth the Gains?

Historic Jones and Palmer Halls

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Next 100 Years

Historic Jones and Palmer Halls Redesigned for New Purposes.

outdoor signage

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Vital Role of Signage and Digital Displays

Wayfinding, Notification, Communication and More.

Greening Carpet Care

Fire & Life Safety

Be Creative

Using technology and resources to do our best with less.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

In Support of the Arts

sustainable school operations

Sustainable Schools

Think Differently

Designing for sustainable operations.



school flooring options

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Choice is Yours

The lowdown on school flooring options.

Ask the Expert (Presentation Furniture)

How to Choose the Right Multimedia Furniture?

Hot Tips (Waste Collection)

Smart Trash, Smart Campus

dining facilities

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Food For Thought

Turning dining facilities into learning environments.

Bottle filling stations

Maintenance & Operations

BYOB (bottle)

Bottle filling stations promote good health and sustainability.

Safety & Security

Breaching Locked Doors

Rapid access to master keys necessary when lives are at risk.

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