September 2015 School Planning & Management

September 2015

On the Cover

Construction Delays

Battling School Construction Delays

By Michael Fickes

What can administrators do to avoid construction delays that can hamper or even delay the start of the school year?


Security Assessments

Safety & Security (Prepare And Be Aware)

Security Assessments: Doors, Locks, Lighting, Oh My!

By Ellen Kollie

Protecting students from unwanted visitors and predators should be a priority at every K-12 school. Here's how to assess physical security issues.

IAQ management

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Healthy Buildings

By Tom Stafford

The essential elements of IAQ management

tech-savvy learning

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age

By Todd Ferking

Providing students with the tools to become global leaders.

wireless tenants

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Good Idea or Bad Idea?

By Christopher Grimes, Natalia Shparber

Managing wireless tenants on school properties.

Building Envelope

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Building Envelopes

By Scott Berman

It's all about energy usage.


Safety & Security

Suicide at School

By Michael S. Dorn

Addressing a serious societal problem.

IAQ Tool

Trends In Green

There's an App for That

By Jennifer Lemon

Effectively managing indoor air quality in your school facility.

A Final Thought

All Things Are Not Always Equal

By Paul Abramson

How much do we value the education and future of our children?

Maintenance & Operations

An Important and Enormous Responsibility

By John A. Bailey

School plant facilities sustain ideal student performance for the new school year.

Business Practices

Safer Schools

By Tom Strasburger, Bev Wilkinson

Lowering district costs with ESA partnerships.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Who Will Build It?

By Deborah P. Moore

We need to train the next generation of skilled workers.


Career and Tech Education

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Career and Tech Education

By Charlie Jahnigen

Prompting better skills training for the future workforce.

A.G. Bell Elementary School

Project of Distinction

A.G. Bell Elementary School

Lake Washington School District, Kirkland, Wash.

Fort Rucker Elementary School

Project of Distinction

Fort Rucker Elementary School

Department of Defense for Education Activity, Fort Rucker, Ala.


Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Synchronized Clocks Make Learning Easier

Energy-Efficient Solution Helps Keep School Warm

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Energy-Efficient Solution Helps Keep School Warm


Guidance For Schools Integrating Indoor Air Quality And Energy Efficiency Available From EPA

EPA Indoor Air Quality Tools and Resources

Hot Tips (Seamless Surfaces)

Seamless Floors Keep Maintenance Simple, Offer Performance, Flexibility

By Kendall Speer Ellis

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