March 2018 School Planning & Management

School Planning & Management March 2018


LEDs and Lighting Controls

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Illuminating Applications

By Jim Patnaude

Shining a Light on What's New in LEDs and Lighting Controls.

Emergency Communications

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Avoiding Deadly Mistakes

By Michael S. Dorn

Preparing staff to utilize emergency communications systems under stress.

Adventure Education

Adventure Education: Connecting Students with The Natural World

By Vanessa Schutte

Kids are inherently curious creatures who learn by observing and interacting with their surroundings. They are intrinsically drawn to animals, watching carefully as animals play, relate, and move throughout nature. When a child’s educational experience includes daily interaction with animals, learning is elevated.

Re-Roof Protocol

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Is There a Better Re-Roof Protocol?

By Mike Raible, Andrew LaRowe

To everything there is a season, and now is the time to begin planning for summer re-roofs. Have you started?


Emerging Technology


By Glenn Meeks

My it security is (probably) not secure

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

A Couple of Things

By Jerry Enderle

Legally Speaking

Some Children Are Left Behind

By Jerry Enderle

Here is one school safety issue that we can address.

20 Acre Classroom

Sustainable Schools

The 20-Acre Classroom

By Rodney Wiford, Stephan Howick

Teaching important lessons about sustainability, value of the natural environment.


Inviting Spaces

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Inviting Spaces

By Christian Owens

Designing for special needs in k-12 schools.

Special Section

Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster

Impact on Learning

Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster

Jardine Elementary School

Impact on Learning

Jardine Elementary School

Elk Grove Unified

Impact on Learning

Elk Grove Unified School District

Mercer Elementary School

Impact on Learning

Mercer Elementary School


Video Surveillance

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Protecting 25,000 Student in Today's World

comfort with zoned technology

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Cost-Savings and Comfort with Zoned Technology


Hot Tips (Furniture Design)

Key Design Features for Innovative Schools

By Dietmar Lang

Ask the Expert (Video Intercoms)

How Can We Protect School Entries?

By Bruce Czerwinski