Soft Sell, Hard Numbers. Where's the Money for K-12 Schools?

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This gives advice to facility executives to do their homework on facility conditions and costs while seeking public support. The following steps are discussed: 1) Let the academic plan and enrollment picture drive the capital investment plan; 2)Determine how things currently stack up; 3) Figure out where you want to go; 4)Identify the stakeholders, or those who will be affected by the capital investments; 5)Get the community involved; 6)Prepare for tough questions and the potential that the project may change; 7) Use discretion in choosing the architects, engineers and construction managers; 8)Retain an experienced public relations team; 9) Be smart buyers; and 10)Think creatively.
Kroll, Karen
Building Operating Management
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