Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts is no stranger when it comes to education reform. Back in 2010, Patrick signed a historic education reform bill that sought to close achievement gaps and transform Massachusetts’ public schools by providing increased funding.
Much has changed over the decades in the maintenance and operations of schools. The facilities industry no longer just comprises individuals who know a little something about construction or cleaning. New building technologies and increasing legislative requirements have placed a strong focus on professionalism and the importance of working with industry leaders.
A new 27,500-square-foot, “high-tech” police station opened on the University of Massachusetts’ flagship Amherst campus — a facility that will call attention to the university’s renewed focus on campus safety.