We’ve read the American Rescue Plan and Found Lots of Opportunities for You to Invest in Your School’s Facilities Program The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act provides a whopping $123 billion in flexible funds for school districts across the United States to be spent over the next three school years. This is the largest federal
What the American Rescue Plan Means for School Facilities Departments
As we wrap up the second graduation season of the pandemic, it’s safe to say that ceremonies still don’t quite look the way they used to. From socially distanced stadium staging to car parades, the new face of graduation ceremonies have facilities teams working overtime to ensure compliance and safety for students and their families.
Studies have shown that the most powerful way to encourage vaccination is through discussions with friends, colleagues and people we trust.
On December 21, 2020, Congress passed a COVID-19 relief bill that included $82 billion in funding for schools and universities to assist with reopening. This funding will remain available to schools through September 30, 2022. The bill that provides this funding specifically lists investments in cleaning programs that will help schools prevent infection outbreaks and
Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Steering Committee member Shawna Cragun recently accepted the position of Director of Transportation at Davis County School District in Utah. Shawna Cragun served on our Steering Committee for the past three years while she was Director of Custodial Services at the same district. An environmental pioneer who loves a challenge,
Our school custodians and facilities teams have always had the challenging job of cleaning up messes while protecting public health. During the pandemic, we have been asking school custodians to show up day in and day out to protect us all against COVID-19. We ask them to don PPE and enter classrooms where known cases
Steering Committee Members Share Lessons Learned from 2020 The educational facilities managers interviewed for this article have led their schools and universities through many tough times in the past, with a commitment to green and healthy cleaning that has led the field. But there has never been a year like 2020, where the global COVID-19
One thing we learned about K-12 school districts in the first half of the 2020-21 school year is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to pandemic schooling. Districts across the nation have chosen different methods for opening instruction amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, from fully remote plans, to hybrid schedules, to in-person learning, and a little
Schools across the United States are open for in-person learning, and students and staff are returning to indoor environments that have been transformed by COVID-19. We’ve heard from facility managers at these institutions, and many are wondering how they can disinfect their buildings for coronavirus while also limiting exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Students, staff