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Watch Setting up for Success: Planning Ahead

Capital forecasting should influence how you strategize your preventive maintenance schedules. In turn, PMs should be a natural part of your team's workload. The results are longer-lasting facilities, fewer reactive work orders, and an increase in …

Author: Curtis Marshall
​What are "Operations Outliers"? UPDATED

Maintaining a safe learning environment. That's the central concern of facility directors across the nation. You've carried the weight this responsibility brings, dealt with the demands of aging facilities, and managed the rush of work orders. That means …

Author: Curtis Marshall
A PM Conversation
  • 9/28/2015
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A PM Conversation

Have you seen the discussion section of the Dude Community? Go check it out – some of the smartest leaders in school operations are sharing their ideas, and it's great! Recently, a few of your peers started a conversation about handling overdue PMs. …

Author: Curtis Marshall
Webinar Setting up for Success: Reactive meets Preventive

The Q3 Dude Data Matters Index revealed some interesting facts about your workload when the school year begins. During the first weeks of school, reactive repair requests shoot up 65% from the summer months! To help you manage the influx of reactive work …

Author: Curtis Marshall

You may have come across the Q3 Dude Data Matters Index (either over at EdWeek or even here on the SchoolDude Community ). If not, let me tell you… it's worth a read! The Index breaks down the data on what is breaking down at your school as the kids …

Author: Curtis Marshall

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
A short dive into a deep conversation: New Cost Recovery Whitepaper

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 …

Author: Curtis Marshall
Small Change. Major Returns.
  • 7/24/2015
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Small Change. Major Returns.

I'd like to share the story of Mike Roche from Bellingham Public School District. The reason Mike's story stands out to me is because of the enormous impact he's seen after making a few small changes at his school. Let's take a look. Ten years into his …

Author: Curtis Marshall
Webinar Setting up for Success: Unlocking Events (Updated)

If you're looking to get your school's event scheduling started in the right direction, join us for July's Setting up for Success Webinar on Facility Scheduling. Planning for after-hours events at your school isn't all that exciting. Double-checking …

Author: Curtis Marshall
Why do KPIs Matter?
  • 7/13/2015
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Why do KPIs Matter?

If I were to ask you about your KPIs, what would you say? Have you checked out your school's wrench turning time KPI? How does your completion rate compare to other schools around the country? Does your team focus more on total hours dedicated to PMs or …

Author: Curtis Marshall
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