Comprehensive and trusted guide to building, maintaining, upgrading schools
Recently published 2nd edition adds new material on renovation, alternative funding strategies, green building and more. With cases and questions, a useful textbook for courses in administration, planning, finance and facilities management. This volume was written for educators tasked with providing the best environment for student learning. A practical text, it cover all the details needed to build, maintain and upgrade school facilities, with special attention to student achievement and the budget. Information on financial calculations, procurement, staffing, outsourcing, legal and regulatory aspects and operations is included. The new edition offers important guidance on alternative funding and cost-saving strategies, state and federal regulations, and trends in green building and LEED certification. Both authors have extensive experience in educational facility planning and management. Dr. Earthman is the former executive director for school facility planning for the Philadelphia Public Schools; Dr. Lemasters is a former president of the Virginia Educational Facility Planners.