SP&M Article Archive

School Planning & Management's vast database of articles is a valuable tool for anyone who plans, designs, equips, maintains and operates pK-12 schools nationwide.  Popular topics include facilities, safety & security, technology, business, finance and the learning environment. Articles are displayed in chronological order, beginning with the most recent.


adaptive reuse

Adaptive Reuse

An alternative to new construction, renovation.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Summer Learning Opportunities

Ask the Expert (Battery-Powered Equipment)

What Advances Have Impacted Battery-Powered Cleaning Equipment?

school custodial issues

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Custodial Issues

Cleaning and Disinfecting

integration

Facility Planning

Integration by Compaction and Subtraction

Fostering blended work-sharing environments in next-generation schools

squash court

Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

A New Challenge

Building school squash courts requires planning outside of the box.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Looking to the Future



deferred maintenance

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Who's on First? Prioritizing Deferred Maintenance Projects

With limited resources in school districts burdened with leaky roofs and worn out heating equipment, how can facility managers prioritize?

Intelligent Buildings

5 Considerations for Resilient Schools

Resilience means preparing for and adapting to risks and vulnerabilities, but what exactly does this mean for k-12 schools?

Sustainable Schools

Focus on the Silent Middle

Practical politics for facility planning.

Hot Tips (Emergency Evacuation)

Planning For Evacuation

school access control

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

School Access Control

Even the most thoughtfully designed and perfectly installed access control strategies can often easily be compromised by staff who do not do their part to support them. While staff development is called for, making access control a reality in deed as well as word is must be a leadership priority.

sustainable interior design

Sustainable Interior Design

In recent years, more research has come to light in support of the impact that facility design has on student performance. These studies reveal clear evidence that the physical characteristics of a classroom impact learning, and furthermore, that a link exists between well-designed school facilities and increased academic achievement.

Fire & Life Safety

A Few Tips

Reducing the risks from wildfires for your campus.

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