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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
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
Interview with District 49
  • 11/21/2016
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On our recent webinar, over 75% of attendees indicated they think a business intelligence tool would be useful or very useful to their institution and could help with maintenance and operations. On our recent webinar, Numbers that Matter: The Power of …

Author: Sam Zippin
How to apply your KPIs to improve operations – recap of our business intelligence webinar

In last week’s webinar, Numbers that Matter: The Power of Business Intelligence in Education , 90% of attendees indicated they use operational Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), such as facilities and technology operations metrics and 70% use financial …

Author: Sam Zippin
The Power of Business Intelligence for Schools

A recent survey of educational institutions conducted by SchoolDude found that operations’ professionals greatest pain point is a lack of reporting to prove what work has been performed or completed. This pain was greater than lack of time, lack of staff …

Author: Sam Zippin
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