May 2018 School Planning & Management

School Planning & Management May 2018


sustainable interior design

Sustainable Interior Design

CHPS Offers Guidelines to Design and Build Better Schools

By Aaron Jobson

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.

school access control

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

School Access Control

Important Questions and Opportunities

By Michael S. Dorn

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.

deferred maintenance

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Who's on First? Prioritizing Deferred Maintenance Projects

By Mike Raible, Andrew LaRowe

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

outdoor classroom

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Classrooms in the Great Outdoors

By Michael Fickes

After years inside classrooms, educators are rediscovering the learning benefits provided by the great outdoors. There are outdoor educational opportunities in engineering, math, science—all of the basic subjects.


Fire & Life Safety

A Few Tips

By Mike Halligan

Reducing the risks from wildfires for your campus.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Looking to the Future

By Jerry Enderle


Facility Planning

Integration by Compaction and Subtraction

By Patrick Glenn

Fostering blended work-sharing environments in next-generation schools

Sustainable Schools

Focus on the Silent Middle

By David Sturtz

Practical politics for facility planning.

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?


squash court

Building Blueprints (Facilities In Focus)

A New Challenge

By Scott Bates

Building school squash courts requires planning outside of the box.


fabric wall

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Transforming Walls into Versatile Surfaces

Unilock Pavers

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Reducing Runoff, Growing Student Spaces


Ask the Expert (Gunshot Sensors)

What Does It Take To Add Gunshot Detection Services To Your Facility?

By Allan Overcast

Hot Tips (Emergency Evacuation)

Planning For Evacuation

By Mark Roberts