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…


Technology Infrastructure

Federal Ed Tech Funding Under Evaluation for 2020

The nearly $4 billion FCC program enters its fifth year since funding for networking infrastructure became available to schools and libraries. This article examines recent action taken by the FCC that could change how these institutions can access funds beginning in 2020.

Funding

Smart Schools Bond Funds Ed Tech and Infrastructure in 90 Districts

New York has announced the latest round of districts and schools to receive funding through the "Smart Schools Bond Act." That bond was passed in 2014-2015 and approved the issuing of some $2 billion in general obligation bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure.

Business Practices

Benefits

deferred maintenance at school steps

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Why Deferring Maintenance Now Will Cost You Later

Wallace School Iowa

Specifier's Report: Outfitting 21st-Century Educational Facilities

Here's what administrators have to say about specifying products that best serve the needs of the school or district.

Washington Update

As in most years, the President’s budget request is dead on arrival when it is announced. This year is not much different than those in the past. However, with a divided government, the budget and appropriations process gets a bit more challenging and interesting. The

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

School Construction Continues to Increase

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Smart Buy

Cooperative purchasing helps K-12 school districts keep the shelves fully stocked while saving money.



Hot Tips (Cooperative Purchasing)

Cooperative Procurement for Public Purchasing

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

School Year Begins!

Washington Update: It’s Crunch Time

Business Practices

Budget Flexibility as the Key to Sustainability

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Condition of Education and the Education Marketplace

Hot Tips (Furniture Supplier)

How To Choose A School Furniture Supplier

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