October 2016 School Planning & Management

October 2016

On the Cover

Passive Design

Innovative Learning Spaces

Passive Design Approach to the Learning Environment

By Mike Dieterich

Education and energy result in savings for schools.


School stairway flooring

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Hard Choices

By Scott Berman

Five tips for choosing the best flooring solutions.

Breakdown of deferred maintenance in schools

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Kicking the Can Down the Road

By Mike Raible, Andrew LaRowe

Dealing with deferred maintenance in our schools.

planning for a school crisis

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Not an Option: Best Practices for Managing Crisis

By Ellen Kollie

It is important to plan ahead for emergencies so that your mass notification efforts will reach the right people at the right time. Here’s what you need to know to develop, maintain and manage a mass notification and communication system.


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Public Trust is Essential

By Deborah P. Moore

Emerging Technology

Strategic and Operational Plans

By Glenn Meeks

Creating a roadmap to the future.

A Final Thought

Thinking About Construction?

By Paul Abramson

New book is good guide for inexperienced planners...but

Facility Planning

Creative Flexibility

By Laurence Spang

Designing schools that promote active and engaged learning.

Sustainable Schools

Game On for Green Cleaning

By Mark Petruzzi

Creating a playbook for greener cleaning.


Career Technical Education

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Voc-tech Isn't What It Used To Be

By Tina Stanislaski

Gateway public spaces welcome the community at new Dover High School


Low Maintenance Floors

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Low Maintenance Floors for Cleaner Air

Building an Outdoor Classroom

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Building an Outdoor Classroom


Dance vs. Sports Floor

Hot Tips (Purchasing Cooperatives)

How A Purchasing Co-op Can Help

By Angela Webb

Ask the Expert (Ergonomic Methods)

What Results Should You Expect When Cleaning Is Genuinely Ergonomic?

By Jacalyn High

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