Costs and Funding

Find out how to balance your budget – from funding, purchasing and procurement; to construction and maintenance/operations costs; bond issues and endowments, and more…


schools doing more with less

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Doing More with Less

Lessons from the Field.

Funding Capital Projects

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Better than Bake Sale Funding for Capital Projects

It doesn't matter how good your facilities plan is... if you can’t fund it, you can’t build it.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Two New Annual Special Features

Ask the Expert: Purchasing and Procurement

To Bid Or Not To Bid: That Isn't the Question!

Washington Update. To Be or Not to Be: That is the Budget Question

The Trump administration’s “skinny budget” was submitted to Congress on March 16, 2017. The proposed budget received little support from both Republicans and Democrats, and was almost unanimously criticized by education associations, think tanks and related groups.

Legally Speaking

Be Prepared

The future of public education in the Trump era.

Business Practices

Change Doesn't Need to be Disruptive

Making the move to a new vendor.



construction procurement alternative

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Job Order Contracting

A construction procurement alternative.

trends in education

Business

A Roadmap to Sustainability Purchasing

Ask the Expert (Flooring Maintenance)

What Additional Flooring Costs Should Be Considered?

A Final Thought

Follow the Money

My concerns about funding charter schools with tax dollars.

ESSA and School Facility Conditions

An examination of what the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) states about educational facilities.

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