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.


flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Focus on Flooring

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

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Seems Like a Smart Investment

Ask the Expert (Safety and Security)

Can Technology Make Schools Safer?

Fire & Life Safety

Why Inspections Are Necessary

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

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.

Safety & Security

Good Time to Review Plans

Hazardous materials incident protocols for schools.

Maintenance & Operations

Weathering the Storm

Emergency prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery

Business Practices

Fundraising and Finance: The school–volunteer relationship.



educational space

Education in 2018 and Beyond: A Look Ahead

Readers, columnists and others who work in education-related positions look ahead to 2018 and beyond and share their thoughts about what we have to look forward to—both positive and negative.

rainwater harvesting

Sustainable Schools

Rainwater Harvesting Made Easy

Eight strategies to make rainwater conservation affordable and efficient.

award winner

Facility Planning

James D. MacConnell Award Winners

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

digital signage

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Digital Signage: Everything Old Is New Again

Take a look at how school administrators are putting digital signage to use, capturing the attention of digital natives, aka students.

School Security Trends for 2018

outsourcing

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Outsourcing – Common Sense or Nonsense?

Whether outsourcing is a nightmare or dream scenario depends on who is doing the talking.

cyber security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Cyber Criminals Are After Your Schools

Cyber security breaches can shut down a school district's entire operation. How can you fight back?

Gresham-Barlow Schools Save Over $1.5 Million Annually

See how this school district went from bleeding energy dollars to saving over $1.5 million a year in cost avoidance, earning an ENERGY STAR rating of 97 and becoming an 11-time Partner of the Year award winner.

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