Common core, diminishing state budgets, the need for technology, rising deferred maintenance costs, these are just a few of the many challenges our school districts are facing. Consider these stats:
- 30 states are providing less funding per student for the 2014-15 school year than they did before the recession hit.
- As of the 2011-12 school year, 35 states had cuttotal state and local funding for schools per pupil since 2008
- More than 60 percent of states are providing less per-student general aid for K-12 education in the current school year than they did in 2007-08.
- 69% of all students would like to implement more technology into their classrooms
- Federal funding is generally tied to performance standards, so in most cases, the schools with the highest needs are being left out
- Budget cuts are forcing administrators to cut programs like art, music, and sports
Many districts are turning to specialized providers to outsource their facility services. These providers not only keep existing employees, but they are able to achieve greater costs savings that can be reallocated into key areas of need, with no guidelines how they need to be spent. Most importantly, they provide a safe and healthy learning environment that will help students and staff thrive.
Click here to learn more