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More Visibility of Equipment in Work Order Forms and Pages for MaintenanceDirect

To provide a more fluid experience regarding equipment and their related work, several pages are updated to include more information regarding assets. Where will this round of enhancements be seen? The pages enhanced are the: Home page for: …

Author: Dave Kornegay
PM is extra credit - how to bring school infrastructure from a failing grade to a passing grade

This past Thursday, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Report Card awarded schools with a D+ , an almost failing grade. The report on education stated that about a quarter of the nation’s schools are in “fair or poor” …

Author: Sam Zippin
Work Safety into Your Budget
  • 3/5/2017
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Work Safety into Your Budget

In the midst of budget planning for the 2018 fiscal year, many items must be thought about for your operations budget – facilities, energy, transportation, inventory, new technology and other IT needs; however, safety is often not thought about from a …

Author: Sam Zippin
IT Financial Planning
  • 2/20/2017
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IT Financial Planning

It’s that time of year – planning for the 2018 fiscal year and budgeting for your needs, whether that be staff additions, new devices, or big projects. As head of your IT Department, you have unique insight into what your team really needs - you’re the …

Author: Sam Zippin
Attention IT Directors: Don’t Miss your Chance to Participate in CoSN’s 2017 IT Leadership Survey

In 2016, IT Directors reported broadband and network capacity was their top priority, replacing assessment readiness. What will IT Directors’ top priority be this year? Don’t miss your chance to give your feedback in CoSN’s Annual IT Leadership Survey …

Author: Sam Zippin
Watch the Energy Recording
  • 2/7/2017
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Watch the Energy Recording

Did you miss last week’s webinar discussing energy savings ? Watch the recording now to hear from the experts about how schools can use ENERGY STAR scores to benchmark and improve their buildings and begin tracking their utilities to reduce consumption …

Author: Sam Zippin
Take control of your energy consumption

Question: What’s the largest line item in your operations budget after labor? Answer: Energy. And according to our Facilities, Budget, Staffing and Operations Survey , energy accounts for nearly 25% of a school’s facilities budget. Although it may …

Author: Sam Zippin
Preventive Maintenance Work Order Tasks and Procedures List Checkoff

An enhancement for MaintenanceEssentials users is being released that adds a 'checklist' functionality to the Tasks and Procedures section of a work order generated from a preventive maintenance schedule. This feature will allow users to indicate that …

Author: Claire Burling
SchoolDude Recognized as Top 10 Digital Solution Provider of 2016

Education Technology Insights has recognized SchoolDude in the magazine’s annual Top 10 Digital Solutions Providers List for 2016 ! “ School districts are always concerned with total cost of ownership and effectively maintaining the technology stack. We …

Author: Sam Zippin
Templates for Preventive Maintenance for Schools and Educational Facilities - Vancouver School Board

A question I often hear preventive maintenance schedules is "What should I set up?", "How detailed should it be?", "What is out there that I can use?". First, crawl before walking, much less running. Mission-critical PMs should be first to keep …

Author: Dave Kornegay
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