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)

School Year Begins!

Safety & Security

Media Driven School Safety

Beware of inaccurate information when creating your plans.

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.

Safe School Buildings

Maintenance & Operations

Safe School Buildings

Hardening school buildings from a maintenance perspective.

school outdoor space

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Taming the Great Outdoors

With a little planning, outdoor spaces can be transformed into things of beauty that students want to use.

cleaning products

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Safer Environment

How to make healthier cleaning work in educational facilities.

Business Practices

Budget Flexibility as the Key to Sustainability

Sustainable Schools

Sustainable Also Means Healthful

Six ways to make your school childsafe.



Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Condition of Education and the Education Marketplace

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?

media center

Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

Library Transformations

Make your media center an innovation district

Legally Speaking

Abuse Prevention

Is your house in order for the new school year?

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.

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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