It is a sad fact of US public schools that many of the facilities are in need of major overhauls and upgrades.
Several studies have shown that a staggering 69% of schools nationwide have not seen renovations since the 1990s or before. That statistics applies to both infrastructure upgrades, as well as technological ones.
How are we supposed to adequately teach our children how to be successful in the 21st century, if our schools are stuck back in the 20th century. Not to mention that many of the educational practices were derived in the 18th and 19th centuries, but that’s a separate issue altogether!
Regardless of where you live, it should be absolutely essential that your school is upgraded to function and prosper in the information age. Here’s what to do.
Update Your CMMS
CMMS, which stands for computer maintenance management system, is a set of software programs that are designed to help organizations track, manage, and improve their processes.
In businesses, this could be used for inventory management and order processing software, while in non profit and government institutions the uses can vary from managing personnel to repairs.
In fact, managing the facility is the number one reason to engage a sophisticated CMMS system. The right software can help anyone with access, whether a teacher, principal, or other administrator, to enter the needed repair or replacement work to be done, with details on the project, schedule it’s execution with in-house staff or an external, integrated contractor, and then complete the work in a streamlined and efficient way.
As our buildings age, there’s no need for the technology to age with it. Because most CMMS systems are actively managed by third-party companies, the right platform will stay up to date and consistent with changing trends in technology and the organizational’s needs.
That makes it a win-win, and is generally a cost effective way to improve school management services.
For more information about CMMS and its primary uses in schools and other non-profit organizations, watch the video below, which addresses the basics of what CMMS is and how it can be applied to make your organization more efficient and cost-effective when it comes to maintenance repair costs.