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CHPS Best Practice Manual: Volume IV, Maintenance and Operations

This manual was developed by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools for better school health, efficiency, and sustainability.  There are specific guidelines covering the building envelope, lighting, HVAC, plumbing, landscaping, de-icing and snow removal for effective custodial and maintenance staffs.  Available as a free download, 321 pages.  Retrieved on June 4, 2005 from http://www.chps.net/dev/Drupal/node/39

 

 


Facilities Information Management: A Guide for State and Local Agencies

This guide provides a framework for collecting, evaluating and maintaining data on educational facilities so this data can help facilitate better decisions and policies regarding school facilities.  The most common data elements and indicators regarding school facilities are presented for better understanding of day-to-day operational procedures. Available as a free download, 104 pages.  Retrieved on June 3, 2005 from http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2003/2003400.pdf.

 

 


Maintenance Matters: Maintenance and Minor Works in Primary Schools. A Manual for Boards of Management

Maintenance Matters: Maintenance and Minor Works in Primary Schools.  A Manual for Boards of Management published by the Department of Education and Science, Dublin, Ireland , 1998. The value in this manual is in the pictorial representation and description of common maintenance problems and issues facing schools.  This makes for an excellent primer in understanding common maintenance issues of older school facilities.  Available as a free download, 107 pages. Retrieved on June 4, 2005 from http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2/content_storage_01/0000000b/80/
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Planning Guide for Maintaining School Facilities

Planning Guide for Maintaining School Facilities published by the School Facilities Maintenance Task Force, National Forum on Education Statistics, and the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO®).  This guide helps school leaders develop, implement, and evaluate a facilities maintenance plan and shares best practices found in effective maintenance programs.  Other topics covered include facility audits, learning environments, maintaining buildings and grounds, staffing, contracts, and evaluating efforts.  Available as a free download, 184 pages.  Retrieved on June 4, 2005 from http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2003/2003347.pdf.

 

 


Save a Penny, Lose a School: The Real Cost of Deferred Maintenance by Barbara Kent Lawrence, Ed.D.

Save a Penny, Lose a School: The Real Cost of Deferred Maintenance by Barbara Kent Lawrence, Ed.D., published by The Rural School and Community Trust.  This policy brief discusses the problems that result from local school policies and procedures of deferred maintenance of their school facilities. Available as a free download, 28 pages.  Retrieved on June 3, 2005 from  http://ruraledu.org/docs/penny.pdf.

 

 


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