The School Planning Section assists North Carolina school districts, architects and designers in the planning and design of high quality school facilities that enhance education and provide lasting value to the children and citizens of the state. Major areas of concentration are: Plan Review & Commentary, Prototype School Design Clearinghouse, Planning Assistance, Publications and Workshops, School Facilities Information, The Public School Building Capital Fund (including Lottery Funds for construction) and other school construction funding.

The Plant Operation Section works with North Carolina school districts on ways to maintain and operate their facilities efficiently with focus on the areas of Electrical Services, HVAC Services, Safety Issues, Structural Services, Water, Wastewater, Environmental Services and Workshops.