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This month we had a great time hosting the Setting up for Success: Energy Management webinar. We covered some of the top tips and tricks our Campus Champions use to get more out of their utility management tools. One of the things I heard most was …

Author: Curtis Marshall
Schools Brace as Kids Return - Dude Data Matters

School facilities take a beating from students and community users. The impact on equipment, supplies, energy, and assets like carpets, lockers, and desks, is significant, especially the first two weeks of the school year. It takes a strong maintenance …

Author: Jed DeGroote
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As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and that's no different when it comes to summer vacation. The muggy dog-days of August summer bring heat and humidity, but the stifling weather is also a sign that the summer is winding down and …

Author: Jed DeGroote
Data is great, but how can I use it?

Wouldn’t it be nice to know where your department stands against yourself last year…or last week and where your department stands against other schools across the country and in your backyard? SchoolDude's Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), created from the world’s largest educational operations database, can provide this insight.

Author: Sam Zippin

While a mobile safety platform is critical for accessing emergency response plans and procedures during major emergencies, mobile resources can also be supportive for more common scenarios. From first aid guides to fire drill and evacuation procedures, …

Author: SchoolDude
A Comprehensive Study on Community Use of Schools

The demand for community use of schools has never been higher and the impact on resource strapped operations teams continues to stretch thin budgets even thinner. As we hear more and more schools asking, "What are other schools doing to manage …

Author: Jed DeGroote
SchoolDude University Session Spotlight: Site Security Assessments in Independent Schools

In today's world, security in our schools is crucial. Oftentimes, though, it falls to the lower end of the budget and doesn't get much attention…until something happens. The best security measures are those you take before an incident occurs. …

Author: Lindsay Burns
Building an Effective Capital Plan
  • 8/10/2015
Building an Effective Capital Plan

Join School Planning & Management and College Planning & Management on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 2PM ET/11am PT for their webinar, Capital Planning: Accountability, Measurability, Forecasting, Facilities, where K-12 and higher education capital planning experts will review key components of a successful capital plan. Expert speakers include Sue Robertson, General Manager of Facility Planning at Houston ISD in Texas, and Steven P. Krakoff, Vice President of Capital Planning and Campus Operations at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Author: Sam Zippin
CrisisManager Helps Southeast Louisiana District Maintain Safe Schools

St. Charles Parish Public Schools, a school district in southeast Louisiana, is now using its mobile safety platform CrisisManager. Home to nearly 10,000 K-12 students and 1,700 employees across 28 building locations, St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ …

Author: SchoolDude
Back to School Safety Checklist
  • 8/4/2015

While students are gathering their back-to-school supplies, school administrators and security personnel are busy marking off their own safety checklist. When it comes to emergency preparedness plans, there is always room for improvement as there is no …

Author: Jed DeGroote
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