Facilities and Construction
Greening Your Legacy
Greening our homes, our schools, and our lifestyles will improve our health and our children’s health. As a school leader, you should encourage your district to rethink the way your schools are designed, built, and operated. Make green your legacy. But where do you begin?
Using an Educational Adequacy Assessment
When St. Paul (Minn.) Public Schools embarked on a facilities master plan, the timing proved perfect to marry their facilities conditions assessment with an educational adequacy assessment. An educational adequacy assessment bridges the gap between a district’s facilities and its educational standards and goals.
Saving Money on School Construction
If your district can afford to renovate or rebuild during the economic downturn, you have some unprecedented opportunities. The federal stimulus package is giving states and districts incentives for a variety of school construction, renovation, and energy-efficiency projects. Plus, struggling contractors are willing to bid lower to win your project.