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Which has a greater impact on student achievement -school funding or condition of school facilities?

Funding for our nation’s public schools, school facilities' conditions, and academic performance have long been a national discussion. NPR is currently spearheading the national discussion on this very topic in a weekly series over the next month, …

Author: Sam Zippin
What are your biggest challenges in regards to budget and staffing?

SchoolDude recently conducted a webinar , What Schools are Saying About Budget and Staffing Levels , reviewing the results of the inaugural Facilities Budget, Staffing, and Operations Study . With over 500 education operations leaders in attendance, we …

Author: Sam Zippin
Part 2 Preventive Maintenance | Facility Maintenance Practices that Cost you Money

As colleges and universities work hard to keep tuition low, facilities managers are being asked to do more with less. You know that your campus is the best recruiting tool your institution has, so how can you keep costs down while still keeping the …

Author: Julia Washburn
Join the Conversation! What Schools are Saying About Budget and Staffing Levels

Last week, the sneak peek webinar reviewing the results of the inaugural Facilities Budget, Staffing and Operations Survey was a huge success! School operations leaders across Public K-12, higher education, and private schools learned peer benchmarks …

Author: Sam Zippin
Closing the Perception Gap
  • 4/15/2016
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Closing the Perception Gap

What do rose bushes along the front of Napa vineyards and benchmarking your team's performance in your institution’s technology department have to do with each other? As Jed DeGroote, Community Manager and one of our SchoolDude data experts, explained …

Author: Sam Zippin
What Barcode Scanner Should I Use for SchoolDude?

This question often comes in waves, and it's surf's up! If you are considering a barcode or QR code scanning device only for use in SchoolDude , this is for you. If you can use an existing laptop, tablet or smartphone, consider these options: …

Author: Dave Kornegay
What Schools are Saying About Budget and Staffing Levels

Did you know your education operations peers reported their M&O budget is, on average, 10% of their overall school budget? Educational institutions tell us budget and staffing benchmarking data is critical for maintenance and operations leaders to better …

Author: Sam Zippin

As colleges and universities work hard to keep tuition low, facilities managers are being asked to do more with less. You know that your campus is the best recruiting tool your institution has, so how can you keep costs down while still keeping the campus in tip-top shape? We have picked 3 areas that we find to be especially important...

Author: Julia Washburn

Maintaining educational facilities takes a lot of work, especially for independent school campuses which often comprise a mix of new and historic buildings and can sprawl many acres. Routine maintenance and operations typically accounts for 12% of an independent school’s operations budget.* Schools are beginning to question whether or not to outsource facilities tasks as a way to alleviate the workload...

Author: Julia Washburn

Yesterday, Washington D.C.’s Metro System was completely shut down for emergency inspection and repairs after an underground fire earlier this week. While this is a very specific example, it is a symptom of the systemic problem in our “nation’s crumbling infrastructure.” School buildings similarly have infrastructure issues with facilities nearing the end of their life expectancy. Studies show there is a whopping $500 Billion in deferred maintenance in our nation’s schools. Read more about preventive maintenance champions in districts and colleges and how they are tackling their deferred maintenance and preventive maintenance needs in this whitepaper – Deferring Now Costs You Later.

Author: Sam Zippin
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