Case Studies K-12 Education

Scott Hogen – Mankato Area Public Schools  

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Thanksgiving 2023 came to the Hogen household in Mankato, Minnesota, there were many things Scott Hogen was thankful for, including the vote earlier that month that saw residents approve a $105 million bond for Mankato Area Public Schools for various projects that will set the district up for future success.  “The vote was a […]

Jimmy Jones – Georgetown Independent School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In the face of rapid population growth, school districts nationwide feel the mounting pressure to provide adequate infrastructure for the ever-increasing number of students. Jimmy Jones is meeting this challenge as director of construction and development for the Georgetown Independent School District in Texas. “My team and I are in a crucial position responsible for […]

Tom Parent – Saint Paul Public Schools

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 2015, members of the Johnson Govies, the student leadership program at Saint Paul Public Schools’ Johnson Senior High School, shared concerns about bathrooms with the facilities department staff tasked with replacing antiquated water piping and plumbing fixtures. And they weren’t talking about the facilities not being in good working order. “Students told us that […]

Stephen Lewis – Monticello Central School District

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Stephen Lewis recently had to find a seemingly impossible solution to a prevalent problem in schools: The lack of security and monitoring measures in bathrooms, which can lead to anything from vaping to bullying. Using research and decades of experience, he and his facilities team at Monticello Central School District decided to install sensors. The […]

John LaBare – Uniondale Union Free School District

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For 15 years, John LaBare has directed facilities and operations for Uniondale Union Free School District, leading a team of more than 100 people responsible for “everything from the curb in.” That’s included sidewalks outside schools and hallways inside them, as well as playgrounds, heating and cooling systems, snow removal and plumbing. The work LaBare […]

Trent Bosard – Kearney Public Schools

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Trent Bosard used to go to Kearney Public Schools every day because he had to. Now it’s a choice he makes happily. “I take a lot of pride in my work here,” he says. “My whole family has gone through these schools.” While he’s now the director of facilities for the Nebraska-based district, Bosard was […]

Heather Bock – Denver Public Schools

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While Colorado may be known for its snowy peaks, the state also experiences days of sweltering heat. At Denver Public Schools, classes are cancelled when indoor temperatures exceed a stuffy 85 degrees. During the second week of the 2022-23 school year, students were released early three days because of heat.  The issue isn’t just the […]

Ryan Miranda – Bristol County Agricultural High School

Est. reading time: 5 mins

How many U.S high schools have automatic battery-operated bathroom faucets that recharge when people wash their hands? Now, how many of those schools have robotics to milk cows? Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton, Massachusetts, can boast of both—and more—thanks to a $104 million campus renovation and expansion that was nearing completion as Ryan […]

Tony Prado – Clint Independent School District

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Each Friday night during football season in Texas, high school athletes take to the field before thousands of spectators, often in stadiums that cost tens of millions of dollars. It’s a tradition that began before football helmets had face bars—and  for the Clint Independent School District high schools around El Paso, it just got a […]

Frank Geyer – Richmond School District

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For more than 20 years, it’s been Frank Geyer’s mission to limit distractions for students by making sure their learning environments are in good operational order. Most of the time, that’s involved making repairs, like turning up the heat, tending to roof leaks or fixing rips in the carpets. But with his retirement pending, Geyer […]

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