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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
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

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
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
Albuquerque Public Schools saves $2 Million with preventive maintenance

Congratulations to our client and one of our Campus Champions, Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) on the recognition of their preventive maintenance work and savings across the district! Albuquerque’s local CBS affiliate, KRQE News 13 , showed how much APS …

Author: Sam Zippin

Does it ever feel like your day-to-day maintenance isn’t communicating with your capital plan? If so, you’re not alone! The good news is that in reality, your maintenance management and capital planning have a lot in common. And when capital planning …

Author: Kate Donnelly
Independent School Trends in Facilities Budgeting and Staffing

In early 2016, SchoolDude, in partnership with NBOA and Building Solutions, conducted a survey of independent school business officers and facilities staff to provide maintenance and operations benchmarks to help inform decisions regarding your school’s …

Author: Julia Washburn
RECAP Healthy and Safe Schools: Impact on the Learning Environment

What do school facilities and mission statements have in common? You as maintenance leaders creating optimal learning environments to prepare students to be the next generation of leaders, as Jim Whittaker stated in our recent webinar, Healthy and Safe …

Author: Sam Zippin
Tips for Controlling Your Consumable Inventory

52% of survey respondents state that they have somewhat to poor insight into the movement of supplies at their institution. * Consumable inventory management is one of the easiest ways to make a big impact on your overall operations budget. Without a …

Author: Julia Washburn
4 Steps to Ask for More Budget
  • 8/2/2016
4 Steps to Ask for More Budget

As we covered in previous posts, addressing facilities conditions to help improve student performance and behavior is a major challenge…and opportunity…for facilities and education leaders. Many operations and facilities departments have had stagnant or …

Author: Sam Zippin
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