SchoolDude Press Releases
Dude Solutions, the leading provider of cloud-based operations management solutions, today announced the results of its second annual SchoolDude 2017 Facilities Budget, Staffing and Operations Study of more than 500 K-12 and higher education facilities, maintenance and operations professionals, conducted in Q1 2017. As schools and universities deal with aging facilities infrastructures as well as advanced technological needs, nearly 40 percent of K-12 and higher education respondents report increased maintenance and operation budgets.
“As the average education facility enters its fifth generation of service, the SchoolDude Facilities, Staffing and Operations study reveals important benchmarking data for education operations, facility maintenance and capital planning decisions,” said Nick Mirisis, vice president of marketing for Dude Solutions. “Key performance indicators show that more budget and more staff don’t always equal high service. Instead, operations leadership is critical in helping operations teams perform at a high level and leveraging the right mix of people, systems, and processes to achieve success.”
Custodians outnumber maintenance personnel 4:1 for K-12 institutions and the overall median age of facilities professionals across both sectors is 45 years old.
“Addressing perception gaps is crucial to any professional environment,” added Mirisis. “To help reconcile facilities and operations’ work, we recommend meeting with key stakeholders and supervisors quarterly.”
A SchoolDude webinar covering the findings will be presented on Tuesday, May 23, at 2pm ET. To attend the webinar, please register at http://bit.ly/2rjgKoH. Please contact Meggan Manson for a copy of the full report.
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