Facilities Focus

Weekly best practices focusing on facility efficiency and improvement.



Federal appeals court rejects Virginia district's bathroom policy for transgender students

April 19, 2016
Ordering case back to lower court, judges say Gloucester County district failed to defer to federal rules regarding transgender students and bathrooms.

States projected to have the greatest K-12 construction needs, 2012-24

April 12, 2016
As student enrollment numbers climb, many states will need to spend billions of dollars to provide needed K-12 learning spaces.
Information technology leaders in K12 schools say providing sufficient broadband capacity is a top priority

Broadband capacity is the top priority for IT in K-12 schools, survey finds

April 6, 2016
Consortium for School Networking's report says districts are increasing their commitment to online solutions.

Editor's Focus: Documenting Facility Needs... Again

April 1, 2016
The problem of insufficient facilities funding is compounded by the fact that support for education facilities varies widely from state to state, creating major facilities inequities...

Clark County (Nev.) district needs $555 million in facility repairs

March 28, 2016
Repairs are taking a back seat to construction of new campuses.


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eBook: Green Schools Digest

Jan. 1, 2023
Learn the leading sustainability strategies being employed by education facilities across the U.S.
Allen Independent School District
Eagle Stadium in the Allen Texas district reopened in June 2015

Allen (Texas) district gets $1.7 million to settle claims from flawed stadium construction

Dec. 22, 2015
Architect, builder agree to compensate school system for construction flaws that forced the stadium to be closed for 15 months.

Most elementary schools in New York City fail to comply with the ADA

Dec. 21, 2015
Investigation by U.S. Attorney's office finds that the city has routinely ignored the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Building and renovating schools is costing more than the Houston district projected

Houston board approves $212 million in additional construction spending

Dec. 14, 2015
Additional money will enable the district to cover cost overruns from projects included in 2012 bond issue
Students protesting conditions at South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas may stage a walkout

Students at Dallas high school protest building conditions (with Video)

Dec. 7, 2015
They say construction work at South Oak Cliff High School has created poor learning conditions.