SchoolDude Debuts Education Operations Health Index

“With the Education Operations Health Index, every education leader now has a benchmark to pinpoint their department’s strengths and weaknesses in order to make more informed and actionable decisions,” said Nick Mirisis, vice president of marketing for Dude Solutions.

Dude Solutions, the leading provider of cloud-based operations management solutions, today unveiled its inaugural Education Operations Health Index, a bi-annual collection of unique data and survey results reporting on the state of school facilities and operations nationwide.

The Education Operations Health Index combines two decades of SchoolDude operations data and a 23-question survey addressing preventive and deferred maintenance, technology, energy, community use and safety. More than 200 education operations professionals at K-12 and private schools, four-year universities and two-year colleges answered the 2017 survey.

Dude Solutions evaluates and scores the responses with a positive or negative sentiment and calculates an overall composite Education Operations Health Index score on a scale of 1-100, with 100 being the most optimistic outlook and indicator of success. The Fall 2017 Operations Index composite index score is 55.6 indicating much room for improvement in education facilities.

“With the Education Operations Health Index, every education leader, from superintendents to business officers to CIOs, now has a benchmark to pinpoint their department’s strengths and weaknesses in order to make more informed and actionable decisions,” said Nick Mirisis, vice president of marketing for Dude Solutions. “It’s an honor to provide this unique data-based view, as it is what helps inspire the necessary changes to keep our schools healthy and our students safe.”

Highlights of the Fall 2017 Education Operations Health Index include:

Preventive Maintenance:

While preventive maintenance (PM) is more valuable than ever for schools dealing with aging infrastructures, the year-to-year ratio of PM to non-PM work orders has slightly increased (from 17 percent in 2016 to 19 percent in 2017). This is still well below the recommended 30 percent benchmark.

Community Use of Facilities

As the utilization of school facilities for community events…

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