Maintenance and Operations


Building Condition

Maintenance & Operations

Building Condition and the Influence on Student Learning

The time is now for a national study on the correlation between public school buildings and learning.

Green Cleaning for Schools: It’s more than the chemicals

In any green cleaning program, the obvious place to begin is to replace toxic chemicals. What are the next steps?

school roof installation

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Weather or Not?

Maintaining watertight roofs is an ongoing challenge for many facilities professionals. In seeking advice from experts all over the country, their lessons learned were in several categories.

Ask the Expert (Cordless Vacuums)

Are Battery-Powered Backpack Vacuums Worth the Gains?

Five Ways to Survive the Front Lines of Flu Season

Cost-effective strategies that keep students in school and the flu virus out of circulation are appreciated by educational leaders everywhere.

Fire & Life Safety

Be Creative

Using technology and resources to do our best with less.

The In-House/Outsource Cleaning Quandary

The pros and cons of in-house and outsourced cleaning services.

Ask the Expert (Restroom Maintenance)

How Can We Minimize Germs in Restrooms?



Hot Tips (Deep Cleaning)

Deep Cleaning Tips for a Healthy Learning Environment

steam cleaning urinals

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Germs on Campus: And What to Do About Them

child washing hands

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Five Ways to Kickstart Your School's Cleanliness

Routine cleaning measures can significantly reduce overall facility costs.

Hot Tips (Rubber Flooring)

Simplify Maintenance with Rubber Flooring

Ask the Expert (Ergonomic Methods)

What Results Should You Expect When Cleaning Is Genuinely Ergonomic?

Sustainable Schools

Game On for Green Cleaning

Creating a playbook for greener cleaning.

Breakdown of deferred maintenance in schools

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Kicking the Can Down the Road

Dealing with deferred maintenance in our schools.

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