Monday, March 27th, 2017

America’s Schools Don’t Make the Grade

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Compliance, Operations, OSHA

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publishes a “report card” that assesses the physical condition and needed investments for America’s infrastructure. This year, the report gave America’s schools a D+. The report found that 53% of schools need repairs, renovations and modernizations to reach what the ASCE considers “good” condition.

In addition to increasing state and local funding for these improvements, ASCE says districts should:

  • “Adopt regular, comprehensive major maintenance, renewal, and construction programs, and implement preventative maintenance programs to extend the life of school facilities.”
  • “Support research and development into innovative new materials, technologies, and processes to modernize and extend the life of infrastructure, expedite repairs or replacement, and promote cost savings.”

PublicSchoolWORKS’ can help you stay on top of regular safety inspections, and potentially hazardous conditions in your schools. To learn how the online systems can help extend the life of your schools, contact us today.

To explore ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report, click here.

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