The impact of COVID-19 on the community of educational facility administrators is wide-reaching with long-term effects on operations, staff, and management. While teachers, principals, and curriculum directors are occupied with year-end academic decisions and shift to online learning platforms, facility administrators on mostly empty campuses across the country have been working on mitigation activities to keep their campus safe and provide support for distance learning.
To offer a platform where district administrators can connect to discuss these activities, the Education Market Association and The Amos Group, producer of SchoolBondFinder and SchoolBondNetwork, developed the online communications platform EDcommunity. It is a private, subscription-based service, closed to vendors and other third-party organizations.
“We wanted to give school facilities professionals, administrators, and their teams access to news and information for problem-solving and idea-sharing, and we understood their need for a safe place to have those interactions, “ said Chuck Amos, President and CEO of The Amos Group, in a recent radio broadcast.
“As part of our mission to create networks and content, we’re excited to extend participation to about 100,000 school facility professionals across the U.S. Everyone who signs up will be verified as school district employees when they create their complimentary accounts, making it easier than ever to join,” said Jim McGarry, President and CEO of the Education Market Association.
EDcommunity also provides access to resources, publications, events, and other critical tools.
Fees for this private community are waived at least through September to support the need for communication and access to important information. Visit https://www.edmarket.org/edcommunity for more information.