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  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Pressures on the financial aid budget aren’t just financial. Agreeing upon values and sticking to them help make every dollar count — and the school community stronger. Article ...

  • CEO Notebook | Beyond crafting a statement, what steps can we take to ensure the workplaces within our schools are diverse, equitable and inclusive? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO A ...

  • Risk Management | How to physically distance while conducting safety drills today — without creating harmful habits that last beyond the pandemic.  Article by Michael Dorn, Safe Havens International One ...

  • Projections | Whether enrollment has presented unexpected challenges or opportunities for your school this year, retention will be key to financial stability. From the November/December 2020 Net Assets magazine ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | As financial aid for families without demonstrated need increases, so should strong guiding principles in awarding it. Article by Donna Davis From the November/December 2020 ...

  • CEO Notebook | Do your school’s governance structures support the kind of strategic work boards of trustees need to undertake now, when independent schools are at a crossroads? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA ...

  • Leadership | Most business office professionals under 35 find their work meaningful, but about half feel they need more support. Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the September/October 2020  Net Assets magazine ...

  • Leadership | Mitchell managed several construction projects and set a standard for sustainability, which helped Ruffing Montessori School become the first LEED certified building in their city. The Will J. Hancock ...

  • Human Resources | Independent schools have faced an onslaught of new personnel questions since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, and these have grown all the more challenging as schools have reopened this fall. ...

  • Financial Management | A new book from NBOA helps independent school trustees not only understand school finances but also ask management better questions to drive more strategic discussions. Article by Phil ...

  • Projections | COVID-19 threatens to overshadow everything about the 2020–21 school year, but with cutting-edge resources, you can tackle new and long-standing issues alike. From the September/October 2020 Net ...

  • Leadership | A model for servant leadership, Miller makes time to lend a hand to students, family and staff alike. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary ...

  • Leadership | Twenty years of working and living abroad provided endless opportunities to explore. Article by William Scarborough, formerly at Canadian Academy From the September/October 2020  Net Assets ...

  • Leadership | Clearly communicating your school’s value proposition, which should be consistent whether learning happens in-person or online, will be key to weathering the challenges of the COVID-19 economy. ...

  • Leadership | An adapt budgeter and mentor to many, McKitish is a trusted steward of The Peddie School’s facilities and grounds. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made ...

  • Facilities | Prioritizing the wellness of occupants in facilities management standards can help schools understand long-term sustainability goals more clearly and reduce energy consumption by 30%. Article ...

  • CEO Notebook | Independent schools have an advantage when it comes to reopening campus safely, but we must remain on our toes — and make every dollar spent count. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President ...

  • Leadership | Horn’s proactive project management skills have helped Milwaukee Jewish Day School increase enrollment, grow the endowment and innovate the financial aid program. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero ...

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  • Financial Management | Recording PPP loans in your school's financial statements may not be as straightforward as it seems. Article by Christopher S. Maynard, Klatzkin How should independent schools record ...

  • Human Resources | Engaging a local partner, the board and faculty resulted in a policy that increased inclusivity. Article by Carol Lerner, The Philadelphia School From the September/October 2020   Net ...

  • Leadership | Top considerations, including community communications, illness and absenteeism, telework policies, and school finances, with links to additional resources. Article by NBOA Staff The information ...

  • Technology | Tapping the Internet of Things can reduce energy consumption and identify problem areas in facilities management. Article by Darren Malone, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart From ...

  • Leadership | Gabriele has modernized everything from campus facilities and risk management to human resources and benefits – all while making time for the students she used to teach. The Will J. Hancock Unsung ...

  • Risk Management | After a long stretch of relative isolation, returning students may be ill at ease. Article by Bobby Brasher, Brook Hill School From the September/October 2020   Net Assets magazine ...

  • CEO Notebook | This fall, you will be called on to perform at the top of your game. Knowing how you tend to lead can help you meet the challenges ahead. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...

  • Leadership | Yes, the business office can respond to outcries of racism on campus. Diversity, equity and inclusion consultant Jen Cort shares what she’s heard and possible interventions. Interview by Cecily ...

  • Leadership | Fanikos helped restore the school’s financial health while advancing diversity, social justice and equity at St. John’s Prep. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers ...

  • Technology | As schools address new needs in technology budgeting and privacy, the business officer-technology leadership partnership is more critical than ever. An interview with Christina Lewellen, executive ...

  • Technology | With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and rapid school closures this past spring, new educational technologies provided a lifeline to schools, allowing for remote learning and teaching. However, ...

  • Leadership | After stepping into his father's role at Gladwyne Montessori School, Dyson has helped strengthen community connections and establish a standard for business excellence. The Will J. Hancock Unsung ...