Source: LinkedIn

In this opinion piece, Tom Vander Ark outlines problems with the way we build, manage and maintain public school buildings. Most communities have a mixture of old and new problems–a need for modern flexible spaces and a mismatch between taxing authority and need. That’s why it is time to separate school operations from facilities provisioning. Vander Ark provides a proposal to change how facilities are provided for public education programming, which includes moving facilities into a public trust, providing state fixed asset funding, and using performance contracts for operators.