July/August School Planning & Management

July/August 2017


perimeter security

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

The Secure School Perimeter

By Jim Romeo

Meeting the growing challenge of security in K-12 schools.

place influencing design

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Wilderness Wonder

By Aimee Eckmann

How place influences design.

Healthy Facilities

Healthy Facilities

The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), in partnership with School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management magazines, held the first annual Healthy Facilities Award program. This special section highlights the standouts among the entries received.

Planning Strategies

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Programmatic Synergies

By Brooke Trivas

Planning strategies to support future pedagogies


Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The K-12 Parking Puzzle

By Michael Fickes

Parking problems have grown at schools along with the size of cars and increased traffic. Here's how experts suggest dealing with these new needs.

Active Planning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Using Active Planning to Evaluate Space and Leverage Resources

By Ellen Kollie

Active planning of facilities is critical for all school districts, no matter the size.


Business Practices

Stakeholder Financial Literacy

By Christine L. Lee

Telling the story behind the numbers.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Two New Annual Special Features

By Jerry Enderle

Facility Planning

Educator Commissioning

By Corrie Hood

A crucial step in collaborative teaching.

Legally Speaking

Don't Be at Risk

By Katie Zwetzig

There are no "instant" background checks for volunteers.

Sustainable Parking Design

Sustainable Schools

Efficient and Prudent

By Mark Madorsky, Ian Powell

Sustainable design revolves around the sun.


educational design

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Preparing for the Future

By Pam Loeffelman

Rethinking educational design for a new generation of learners.



Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Finding the Right Roof

access control

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Easy Access Control Solution


Hot Tips (Safe Flooring Choices)

How Floors Keep Students Safer

By Kendall Speer Ellis

Automating Response When a Crisis Hits

Ask the Expert (Classroom Furnishings)

Does Design Impact Student Success?

By Lisa Schmidt

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