Maintenance and Operations


Five Tips for Holding on to That Back-to-School Shine

Here are top five tips for sustaining a clean, healthy learning environment and your pristine deep-clean -- plus some extra credit! Each of our school-zone-defense strategies comes paired with an easy way to help students recognize how they can cut down on cross-contamination.

Safety Practices

Maintenance & Operations

Don't Overlook Safety Practices in the Workplace

Is your school division reactionary or proactive?

energy rebates

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

High School Qualifies for Energy Rebates

Sidney High School also betters its energy efficiency.

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

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

steam cleaning urinals

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Germs on Campus: And What to Do About Them

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