June 2019
Schools
The Real Costs of Deferred Maintenance
Joseph Albright
Joseph Albright
Vice President, Technical Services,
K12 Schools, Sodexo North America

To keep overall operational costs in check some schools find themselves in scenarios where maintenance and operations (M&O), system upgrades, and/or repairs are purposely deferred to a future budget cycle or postponed until funding becomes available (known as Deferred Maintenance). Deferred maintenance may seem like a reasonable short-term fix. But, the fact is this is a growing issue with long-term adverse impacts. (more…)