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Three Groups Impacting a School Referendum’s Success

School bonding referendums are challenging no matter where you live. Generally, people support education and want the best for the kids in the community. But that does not necessarily mean a referendum... > READ MORE

Planning a School Expansion? Here’s What to Do When

As we begin a new school facility planning process, I’m often asked the same question: What do we need to do when? There can be many moving parts, leading up to one vote. Knowing all the steps and how... > READ MORE

Take This Step at the First Thought of School Facility Changes

Just thinking about a facility expansion or remodeling of some kind? It’s common for school leaders to wait to engage an architect until they have begun to formalize their ideas, vision or plans. We’ve... > READ MORE

4 Questions to Ask When Creating Your Facility Vision

In education and elsewhere, leaders too often start with the “what” – What do we want to build? – or the “how” – How will we build it? But the first, and most powerful, question to answer... > READ MORE

What’s the One Step Schools Should Take When Building?

A successful school bond referendum takes more than creating an appealing rendering and smart building plan. Who’s behind it matters. And I’m not talking about the architect or the superintendent or... > READ MORE