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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

Across the country, heat waves abound. In our homes, I’m sure we all feel the effects with our monthly energy bill skyrocketing. Similarly, schools feel the effects in their energy usage and costs as HVAC systems are working overtime to keep students and …

Author: Sam Zippin

It is impossible to find anything in the media currently that isn’t a discussion of the upcoming presidential election. Whether it’s national, state or local elections, at the end of the day, when we think about our education system, the intersection of …

Author: Sam Zippin
Improving School Safety Never Goes Away

Denver Public Schools is preparing to spend millions to install battery operated door locks on every classroom, according to a recent article in The Denver Post . As they go out for bond, Denver Public Schools is just one of the many districts across the …

Author: Sam Zippin
Save Time (and Recover Costs!) on Your Next Facility Rental

Schools are often the hub of the community, and allowingoutside groups to use your facilities can be a profitable and efficient way torecoup operating costs. With budgets becoming tighter, many schools are lookingto expand their extracurricular programs …

Author: Julia Washburn
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
Closing the Perception Gap
  • 4/15/2016
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
Chart of the Week- On Hand Inventory Value

Exploring Inventory data in the last two charts generated some great conversation, which led to more questions and ideas to explore. First we looked at  how much inventory is typically inactive (defined by inventory items having 0 issues in the last …

Author: Jed DeGroote

Energy costs are often one of the largest costs to districts outside of personnel costs. Getting energy costs under control can be a large undertaking but important to cost savings for school districts. Boone County Schools in Kentucky was looking for …

Author: SchoolDude
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