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Should Your School Require Payment and Performance Bonds?

Facilities | Having a payment and performance bond in place can help schools mitigate risk and protect from potential loss. Article by Heather DeBlanc, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore This web-only article is a supplement to “ Foundations for Construction Success ,” which appeared in the...


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Safety & Security: In a Day, on a Dime

Risk Management | Addressing low-hanging fruit and implementing low-cost solutions could improve your school’s safety. Article by Marcus DePontes, StoneGate Associates, LLC From the September/October 2019 NetAssets magazine Following recent high-profile security events, schools...


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Safety & Security: On Cameras

Risk Management | Security cameras today cost less and do more. With proper installation and monitoring, they can mitigate risk and head off lawsuits. Article by Bobby Brasher, Brook Hill School From the July/August 2019 Net Assets magazine Feature image courtesy of Brook Hill...


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Mission & Motivation: Powerful Points

Facilities | Communication is key during busy summer months, fostering connections among different sides of the business office as well as staff and faculty members upon their return to campus. Article by Deborah Anderson, Foxcroft School From the July/August 2019 Net Assets...


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Strategies: One Space, Many Voices

Facilities | When designing a shared school space, taking the time to collect different stakeholders’ perspectives in unbiased ways pays dividends. Article by Adena Dershowitz, The Lycée Français de New York From the July/August 2019 Net Assets magazine Feature image courtesy of...


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Gathering Constituent Input for a Successful Master Plan

Facilities | Collaborative processes can help ensure new campus facilities align with a school’s mission. Whether your school has acquired a new property, wants to replace aging facilities or build spaces for new programs, it’s best to have a strategic plan that aligns your school’s program...


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Mold on Campuses a Growing Concern

(From Chronical of Higher Education) The University of Tennessee at Knoxville had to relocate students to deal with mold, as did the University of Maryland at College Park and Indiana University at Bloomington. Some colleges relocated students to other dorms, lounges, temporary housing, even...


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Active Learning Stations Help Students Focus

(From Edspaces Insights) Many students, in particular those with ADHD, spend a lot of time fidgeting in classrooms, which can be a distraction for others. At the same time, movement has been shown to improve learning outcomes for all students. The Academy at SOAR near Asheville, North Carolina,...


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Students Tackle Operational Issues

Facilities | Stuart Country Day School’s campus-as-lab program, led by the school’s facilities director, enables students to solve real-world problems — while helping administrators collect campus data. Feature image: Plans for a new "Friendship Forest" playground at Stuart Country Day...


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Getting into Hot Water Heating

(From Chronicle of Higher Education) Two years ago, Dartmouth College set a 2025 deadline for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions in half, and also for replacing the No. 6 fuel oil that fuels its steam plant — which burns some 3.5 million gallons a year — with renewable fuels. The proposed plan...