March 2015 School Planning & Management

March 2015


On the Cover

School Building Budget

The Building You Want... Within the Budget You Have!

By Jody Andres, Kevin Duffy

Once the budget has been established for your school construction project, staying within it does not have to be a constant process of sacrifice and compromise.


Features

Digital Video Schools

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Digital Video Schools

By Michael Fickes

Teachers are figuring out how to use video in the classroom. At the same time, school boards are figuring out technology budgets.


Choosing the Right Roof

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Choosing the Right Roof

By Ellen Kollie

Here's what school administrators need to know about choosing the right roof and ensuring it performs effectively.


LEED Sustainability Architecture

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

ObsoLEED?

By Hugh Pearson

Connecticut's high-performance school building standards show that the sustainability conversation needn't start or end with LEED.


Restroom Etiquette Care Health

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Restrooms Around the World

By Dr. Thomas Keating

Students participate in gathering about restroom etiquette, care and health issues.


School Safety Technologies

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Hand in Hand

By Michael S. Dorn

Seeking balance to make school technologies and people work together.


Special Section

Fresno School District

Impact on Learning

Fresno School District


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School

Impact on Learning

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School


DeSoto Independent School District

Impact on Learning

DeSoto Independent School District


Deerfield Elementary School

Impact on Learning

Deerfield Elementary School


Richmond Public Schools and Prairie Seeds Academy

Impact on Learning

Richmond Public Schools and Prairie Seeds Academy


Henry Sibley High School

Impact on Learning

Henry Sibley High School


Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy

Impact on Learning

Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy


Dover High School

Impact on Learning

Dover High School


Conestoga Junior-Senior High School

Impact on Learning

Conestoga Junior-Senior High School


Wichita Public Schools

Impact on Learning

Wichita Public Schools


Columns

A Final Thought

Better Educational Outcomes

By Paul Abramson

The instant gratification of test results won't do it.


Business Practices

The New Frontier

By John Hutchison

The five Ws about cyber liability insurance.


Trends in Green

Integrating Sustainability and Education

By Greg Monberg, Douglas Lafever

How greener classrooms can spark next generation learning.


Facilities Masters Award

Maintenance & Operations

Facilities Masters Award

By John A. Bailey

Promoting excellence in maintenance and operations.


Fire & Life Safety

Fire Sprinkler Systems

By Mike Halligan

Don't wait until it is too late.


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Value of Partnerships

By Deb Moore

The proof is in the numberss.


Departments

Playgrounds Outdoor Learning

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Shifting Landscapes

By Stephan Howick

Three trends impacting playgrounds and outdoor learning spaces.


Products

ID Card Program

Case History (Real-World Solutions)

ID Card Program Improves Attendance and Security


Extras

Safety & Security

School Access Strategy


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