ERIC Number: ED448585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Maintenance & Operations Solutions: Meeting the Challenge of Improving School Facilities.
Association of School Business Officials International, Reston, VA.
This paper examines the impact current maintenance and operations (M&O) practices have on U.S. school performance and offers possible opportunities for improvement through the judicious use of technology and methodology. The paper also presents a regional comparative analysis of M&O costs across the country. A list of equipment and their service life is provided, as are suggested equipment to be considered for M&O programs, the financial benefits of preventive maintenance operations, and ways of integrating new M&O into existing plans. Final sections examine the budgeting of M&O processes in new school construction projects, and the steps school officials can take to implement a proper M&O plan that can avoid excessive costs, protect assets, and increase staff productivity. (Contains 16 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Costs, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Facilities Management, Public Schools, School Effectiveness, School Maintenance
Association of School Business Officials International, 11401 N. Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190 ($19.95). Tel: 703-478-0405; Web site: http://www.asbointl.org.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of School Business Officials International, Reston, VA.
IES Cited: ED474614