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.

Business Practices

Automating Technology Audits

An essential element of your business and technology plan.

School Bus Safety

Facilities (Learning Spaces)


School buses in the United States have an astonishing safety record. School-Bus-Safe is as safe as safe can be.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

In Memoriam

Ask the Expert: High-Performance Cleaning

Why Is Measurement Important?


Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Comfort and Health

Lakeshore Schools renovate to pass the IAQ test.

Libraries transform to learning commons

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Not Hush Hush Anymore

Libraries transform to learning commons.

Physical Access Control Systems

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

For Best Results, Follow the Directions

Here's what the experts have to say about what constitutes effective physical access control systems and ensuring that your systems work together to achieve the best results.

maintenance planning


Preserving Our School Facility Investments

Building component forecasting and obsolescence/major maintenance planning.

Reopening shuttered school


Bringing a shuttered school back to life has it's unique challenges.

Maintenance & Operations

Promoting Healthy Environments in Schools

A preferred approach for integrated pest management from a national prospective.

joint-use space for students and the community

Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

Performing Dual Roles

A joint-use space for students and the community.

A Final Thought

Wakeup Call

Can we get the dollars needed to fix our schools?

Maintaining School Facilities


U.S. Public School Facilities In Trouble

Investment levels in all but three states will not meet the standards.

With an institution's vast stores of personal data and valuable research, are you concerned about cyberattack?

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