April 2016 School Planning & Management

April 2016

On the Cover

Reopening shuttered school


By Scott Berman

Bringing a shuttered school back to life has it's unique challenges.



Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Comfort and Health

By Rachel Ruhl

Lakeshore Schools renovate to pass the IAQ test.

Libraries transform to learning commons

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Not Hush Hush Anymore

By Adele Willson

Libraries transform to learning commons.

Physical Access Control Systems

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

For Best Results, Follow the Directions

By Ellen Kollie

Here's what the experts have to say about what constitutes effective physical access control systems and ensuring that your systems work together to achieve the best results.

maintenance planning


Preserving Our School Facility Investments

By John P. Rome Jr.

Building component forecasting and obsolescence/major maintenance planning.

School Bus Safety

Facilities (Learning Spaces)


By Michael Fickes

School buses in the United States have an astonishing safety record. School-Bus-Safe is as safe as safe can be.

Maintaining School Facilities


U.S. Public School Facilities In Trouble

Investment levels in all but three states will not meet the standards.


Business Practices

Automating Technology Audits

By Sam Zippin

An essential element of your business and technology plan.

Maintenance & Operations

Promoting Healthy Environments in Schools

By John A. Bailey

A preferred approach for integrated pest management from a national prospective.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

In Memoriam

By Deborah P. Moore

A Final Thought

Wakeup Call

By Paul Abramson

Can we get the dollars needed to fix our schools?

Sustainable Schools

Breaking From Convention

By Chin Lin

Achieving comfort in the classroom — without air conditioning.


joint-use space for students and the community

Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

Performing Dual Roles

By Joe Costa

A joint-use space for students and the community.


Solar Air Heating System

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Gymnasium Becomes Solar Air Heating System

Flexibility in Learning

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

More Color Means More Flexibility in Learning


A Short Course On Driver Training

Keeping Students' Possessions Secure

Hot Tips: Entrance Flooring Systems

Defense Starts At the Entrance

By Renee Hite

Ask the Expert: High-Performance Cleaning

Why Is Measurement Important?

By Bill Balek

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