The planning guide was developed to help readers better understand why and how to develop, implement, and evaluate a school facilities maintenance plan. The guide is designed for staff at the local school district level, where most facility maintenance is planned, managed, and carried out. This audience includes school business officials, school board members, superintendents, principals, facilities maintenance planners, maintenance staff, and custodial staff. The document is also relevant to the school facilities interests of state education agency staff, community groups, vendors, and regulatory agencies. The guide focuses on: (1) school facility maintenance as a vital task in the responsible management of an education organization; (2) the needs of an education audience; (3) strategies and procedures for planning, implementing, and evaluating effective maintenance programs; (4) a process to be followed, rather than a canned set of qone size fits allq solutions; and (5) recommendations based on best practices, rather than mandates. The document offers recommendations on the following issues, which serve as chapter headings: (1) qIntroduction to School Facilities Maintenance Planningq; (2) qPlanning for School Facilities Maintenanceq; (3) qFacilities Audits (Knowing What You Have)' I; (4) qProviding a Safe Environment for Learningq; (5) qMaintaining School Facilities and Groundsq; (6) qEffectively Managing Staff and Contractorsq; and (7) qEvaluating Facilities Maintenance Efforts.qThe guide focuses on: (1) school facility maintenance as a vital task in the responsible management of an education organization; (2) the needs of an education audience; (3) strategies and procedures for planning, implementing, and ...
|Title||:||Ed474 614 - Planning Guide for Maintaining School Facilities|
|Author||:||U. S. Department Of Education's Educatio|
|Publisher||:||BiblioGov - 2013-10|