New School Designs Help with Zero Tolerance for Bullies
In a week where the national focus has been on anti-bullying, Manchester (United Kingdom) teachers and students have spoken out about how the physical design of their schools has helped them to feel safe and protected.
Manchester's £509m Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme covers the rebuilding or refurbishment of 33 of the city's schools. READ MORE>>>
BOCES is Working to Save Energy with Solar Panels
A slanting roof now stands over part of a BOCES parking lot, with solar panels on top, which should save the district some $8,500 per year in electric costs.
The solar panels, at the F. Donald Myers Education Center, are one of several energy-efficiency projects the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES has implemented in the region. READ MORE>>>
Annual Visual Inspection Now Available @ SED, Office of Facilities Planing Website
The submission form for the Annual Visual Inspection is now up and running on the SED website:
Instructions for completion of the survey are posted, as well, and are relatively simple. With a copy of your field notes, you need only enter those items which have changed from the 2010 building condition survey, bypassing entirely any items which remain unchanged.