Maintenance and Operations Costs

Title Abstract Publication Date
2016 State of Our Schools: K-12 Facilities From the Executive Summary: Using industry standards adapted to K–12 public school facilities, we estimate that the nation should be spending about $145 billion per year to maintain, operate, and... 03/01/2016
36th Annual Maintenance and Operations Cost Study: Colleges Presents the results of a 2006 study of two- and four-year colleges, revealing that maintenance and operations expenditures averaged 16.4 percent of total expenditures, which is up from 11 percent in... 03/31/2007
36th Annual Maintenance and Operations Cost Study: Schools. Presents the results of a 2006 study of public school districts, revealing that maintenance and operations expenditures averaged 9.19 per cent of total expenditures, compared to the previous year... 03/31/2007
37th Annual Maintenance and Operations Cost Study: Colleges. Presents the results of a 2007 study of two- and four-year colleges, revealing that maintenance and operations expenditures averaged 11 percent of total expenditures, which is down from 16.4 percent... 03/31/2008
37th Annual Maintenance and Operations Cost Study: Schools. Presents the results of a 2007 study of public school districts, revealing that maintenance and operations expenditures averaged 8.35 percent of total expenditures, which is lower than the previous... 03/31/2008
38th Annual Maintenance and Operations Cost Study: Colleges. Presents the results of a 2008 study of two- and four-year colleges, revealing that maintenance and operations expenditures averaged 10 percent of total expenditures, which is down from 11 percent in... 03/31/2009
38th Annual Maintenance and Operations Cost Study: Schools. Presents the results of a 2008 study of public school districts, revealing that maintenance and operations expenditures averaged 9.57 percent of total expenditures, which is higher than the previous... 03/31/2009
A Budget Deferred. Presents survey data on school maintenance and operations (M & O) budgets that show school districts nationwide are allocating, for the second year in a row, a smaller proportion of their budgets... 03/31/1999
A Case for Sustainability. Advocates sustainable school design in spite of budget cuts, as green schools have lower operating costs. A short list of integrated sustainable features is included. 03/31/2011
A Common Vocabulary for Asset Investment Strategy. Details a vocabulary to organize building costs under categories of one-time and continuing costs. 02/28/2007
A Foundation To Uphold: A Study of Facilities Conditions at U.S. Colleges and Universities This report presents the results of a study of the condition of higher education facilities in the United States and offers recommendations to improve the deteriorating state of such facilities. The... 12/31/1995
A Mixed Bag: American School and University 6th Annual College M & O Cost Study. Presents data from 1990 to 2000 on college and university maintenance and operations (M & O) spending showing that M & O spending per student is less, spending per square foot is up. Included... 03/31/2000
A Modest Pullback. American School and University 8th Annual College M & O Study. An annual survey of physical plant directors at 2-year colleges and 4-year institutions with no significant graduate programs revealed that spending on maintenance and operations (M & O) as a... 03/31/2002
A New Curriculum: Energy Outsourcing Brings Cost and Energy Benefits. Considers the value of colleges and universities upgrading their energy infrastructure and using outsourcing energy management functions to save money and gain greater control of energy operations... 12/31/2001
A Positive Move: American School and University 12th Annual College M&O Cost Study. Presents the results of a 2005 study of two- and four-year colleges, revealing that maintenance and operations expenditures averaged 11 per cent of total expenditures, which is up from 10 percent in... 03/31/2006
A Study of School Deficiency Repair Grant and Facilities Maintenance Operations in Washington School Districts. Reports on the initial year's work of Washington state's Small School Repair Grant program. 26 grants were awarded to 126 applicants who sought assistance for facilities needs that they... 01/31/2007
A Tough Balancing Act. Stresses the importance of not sacrificing school maintenance needs when budgets are cut, balancing facility needs with instructional programs. 05/31/2009
A Worthy Investment. Discusses the benefits of a new approach to school and campus lighting, in which lighting is considered its own maintenance category and is often outsourced to companies that can handle planning,... 03/31/2003
AASA Fuel and Energy Snapshot Survey. Presents the responses to an eight-question fuel and energy survey that asked school superintendents about the effect of rising fuel and energy costs on their school districts. Ninety-nine percent of... 12/31/2007
Absence of Resources. American School and University 32nd Annual School M & O Cost Study. An annual survey of school maintenance and operations funding concludes, among other detailed findings, that budgets continue to shrink in the face of a weak economy--the sixth year of dropping... 03/31/2003
Addressing Inadequate Investment in School Facility Maintenance. The total deferred maintenance of schools in the United States was estimated at $254.6 billion in 2008. With over 94,000 public elementary, middle and high schools being attended by more than 50... 04/30/2010
Aging Gracefully. Addresses the national problem of deferred maintenance of educational facilities and illustrates one private school's (Chicago's St. Ignatius) fall into disrepair and successful restoration... 04/30/2000
Architects Design Kit For Better Building Maintenance Information to help reduce maintenance costs during the building design process. This kit provides architects a logical, comprehensive procedure for documenting maintenance impact throughout the... 12/31/1999
As Campuses Crumble, Budgets are Crunched. Discusses the deferred maintenance crisis facing many higher education institutions. Maintenance of existing structures is frequently slighted in the interest of building new and more glamorous... 05/22/2008
Behind the Scenes: Furnishing the Maintenance Department. Notes that school facility departments are often outfitted with furniture that has been discarded from elsewhere on campus. The hazards of working on improper furniture are noted, as is the negative... 02/28/2009

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