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Hi! I joined SchoolDude in 2014 after leading the digital marketing team for a non-profit in northwest Indiana. Now in central North Carolina, I am excited to be bringing our clients tools and resources for success as a member of the SchoolDude marketing team. There is so much power in the Dude Community — knowledge, experience, and passion which I hope to bring to you, our clients, to help you achieve success.
School buildings are the hub of the community. The buildings you are tasked with maintaining play host to an incredible number of events from basketball games and girl scout meetings to bake sales and even the community carnival. Do you know how many events you're hosting each year?
We recently updated our
Cost Recovery Whitepaper to examine 10 years of data from more than 1,700 educational institutions. The numbers the data revealed were staggering... take a look for yourself! The chart below breaks down the number of events hosted based on number of students.
I am constantly surprised at how much schools accomplish in a year and the findings in this paper make your jobs even more impressive. How many events is your school hosting? Do you fall above the average for schools your size?
Too many schools overlook the financial impact all of these events have on the facilities. Kids are hard enough on your buildings during the school day, let alone the craziness that happens after-hours. Taking into consideration personnel costs, utility expenses, supplies used, and general wear and tear, the data shows that schools incur $70 in costs for every event. This is where cost recovery enters into the facility scheduling conversation.
There are those who have figured out how to recover the costs that go along with hosting extracurricular activities.We see campus champions recovery $30-$40 per event! In fact, four Campus Champions from across the country – Fred Pamonag from Seattle Public Schools, WA, Jerri Ann Yznaga from Eanes ISD, TX, Michelle Wilson from Leander ISD - TX, Mike Roche from Bellingham Public Schools, MA – will be joining our upcoming Cost Recovery Virtual Summit on August 25 at 2pm ET. These industry leaders will share how they've worked with the school and the community alike to build successful cost recovery programs.
If you're interested in learning from the best,
join us for this free online webinar – this is an opportunity unique to the Dude Nation and an excellent next step on your success journey.