Unexpected repairs often thwart the best-laid plans. Technology continues to leap ahead. Another school shooting makes the news. Funding levels continue to fall short of the needs.
All the while, floors still have to be cleaned, students still need to fit comfortably in a classroom, and energy costs must still be kept in check.
Sometimes it can seem like the problems grow while the solutions remain as elusive as ever.
But the shrewd school administrator knows the perfe