Organized in 1972, the Arkansas School Plant Management Association’s goals are to determine the nature, extent, and quality of non-instructional services required for the educational program and to promote the development of these services by establishing acceptable policies, standards, and practices. ASPMA will develop a working relationship with instructional personnel to foster the progress and improvement of the educational program. ASPMA will also promote the professional advancement of its members and promote a close working relationship with the State Department of Education to meet the needs, challenges, and opportunities for the students of tomorrow. Membership is open to all persons responsible for the management and day-to-day maintenance operations of the educational facilities. ASPMA affiliated with AAEA in 2011.