Steve Manning

    Steve Manning is a journalist based in Idaho. When he's not writing, he can usually be found at the theater or taking his dog on a hike. If he could only go to one restaurant for the rest of his life, it would be Al's Place in San Francisco.
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    How to Build Trust with Public Dashboards

    When COVID-19 hit, Dr. Gabriella Blakey and John Dufay found themselves under an unfamiliar spotlight. As Chief Operations Officer and Executive Director of Facilities and Support Operations for Albuquerque Public Schools, they were unaccustomed to...

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    How Cooperative Purchasing Meets the Needs of Facilities Leaders

    School facilities leaders are always trying to save their districts time and money, but the arduous bid and request for proposal processes can make that all but impossible. In fact, some bid and RFP processes can take up to 18 months to complete,...

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    How to Prepare Our Facilities for an Unpredictable Future

    The future of school facilities, much like the present and very recent past of facilities, will be shaped by unprecedented volatility. On the bright side, the last two years have given the industry more than a little preparation for what lies ahead. 

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    How Districts Can Benefit from a Facilities Management Office Model

    Clarence Carson followed something of an untraditional path to Chief Facilities Officer of Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Though he had a lengthy background in construction and facilities management, his experience in public schools was as PTA...

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