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.


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

school construction

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Bookbags and Hardhats Don't Mix

Legally Speaking

Abuse Prevention

Is your house in order for the new school year?

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.

exploration at school

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

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

flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

It's All Good!

Carpet, tile, rubber, and hardwood? All have their benefits.

Hot Tips (Life-Cycle Cost Analysis)

How Rubber Flooring Impacts Life-Cycle Costs

school custodial issues

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Custodial Issues

Cleaning and Disinfecting

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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