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  • Technology | To meet evolving technology needs, independent schools use a variety of staffing options, some outsourcing and others fostering tech talent from within. Article by Stacey Freed From the September/October ...

  • Technology | A management framework can help schools prioritize which parts of your technology program need a revamp and where to deploy resources.  Article by Gabe Lucas, Ed Tech  Recruiting From the ...

  • Leadership | A master manager and strategic thinker, Goto also makes time to mentor his colleagues and other business officers. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made ...

  • Technology | How can your school encourage even reluctant teachers to engage in classroom technologies? Tech directors are showing the way. Article by Donna Davis From the September/October 2018 Net Assets ...

  • Human Resources | A privacy policy can help ensure students’ data is safe with your school — and build trust with parents.  Article by Melissa Musser, Aronson LLC From the September/October 2018 Net ...

  • CEO Notebook | Two national associations embark on a year-long effort to help schools maintain and grow enrollment of mission-aligned students and thrive in perpetuity. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President ...

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  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Data stored at independent schools is at greater risk than ever, but rigorous training, relationship building and hard bargaining for better contracts help keep it safe.  Article ...

  • Leadership | Furlong's negotiating skills have helped Gilman remain affordable for local families. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary contributions ...

  • Risk Management | How much time, energy and focus do independent schools place on the titanic risks that accompany athletic events?  Article by Steve Mandell, Big Back Pack In the South, football season ...

  • Human Resources | Excerpted and adapted from NBOA’s new book, Culture Meets Compliance: the NBOA Guide to Assessing Human Resources at Independent Schools. Article by Grace H. Lee, NBOA, and Heather Broadwater, ...

  • Human Resources | Growing numbers of independent schools are finding themselves conducting or considering internal investigations, whether for alleged staff or faculty misconduct, noncompliance with school policies, ...

  • Risk Management | Employees and families increasingly use school handbook language to pursue legal claims against schools. From the July/August 2018  Net Assets magazine The following is an excerpt of the ...

  • Risk Management | Wage-and-hour claims are booming. From the July/August 2018  Net Assets magazine The following is an excerpt of the article "The More You Know," which covers nine additional topics (see ...

  • Risk Management | States are enacting employee background check laws that apply as equally to independent schools as they do to public schools. From the July/August 2018 Net Assets magazine The following ...

  • Risk Management | Exchange programs and stays with host families are increasingly the norm. What risks do they bring? From the July/August 2018  Net Assets magazine The following is an excerpt of the article ...

  • CEO Notebook | A leading entrepreneur values his company’s mission over growth and revenue generation. Are independent schools doing the same? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Last week ...

  • Human Resources | Addressing issues from hiring to classifications, expert analysis speaks to the uniqueness of independent schools. NBOA today launched the publication of a first-of-its-kind guidebook designed ...

  • Facilities | Students at private schools are particularly high-risk for these serious but treatable illnesses.   By Lesley Vogel, SAGE Dining Services   Lesley Vogel Nutrition Director SAGE Dining Services ...

  • Technology | The EU General Data Protection Regulation, widely known as GDPR, went into effect on May 25, 2018, amidst a flurry of activity — countless emails and website notices about privacy policy updates. Many ...

  • Leadership | Yoga class helped this business officer feel at home in a new city. Now she shares her practice with students at her school. Article by Cindy Fanikos, St. John's Preparatory School From the ...

  • Leadership | Curtis used financial savvy and outstanding communication skills to restore his school's financial health in just a few years. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers ...

  • Financial Management | Article by Robert Riggar, SunTrust Bank The focus on endowment often takes a back seat to the daily operations of a school. Because net tuition revenue alone doesn’t cover the costs ...

  • Leadership | To combat high turnover in leadership, this school’s board installed the CFO and CAO as equal co-leaders. Eight years in, finances have stabilized, enrollment is up and the campus is expanding. ...

  • Projections | Many of the costliest risks to independent schools involve people. By avoiding distractions and complacency, business officers can lead their communities to safety. From the July/August 2018 Net Assets ...

  • CEO Notebook | Our vision includes supporting excellence in business operations and the business officer as a thought leader within independent schools.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...

  • Leadership | For 35 years, this business officer has mixed tried-and-true tactics with innovative solutions. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary ...

  • Risk Management | Launching a campus-wide risk management program may seem daunting, but with attention to leadership, resources and communication, any school can get started. Article by Cecily Garber ...

  • Financial Management | Once the province of colleges and universities, the CFI has helped early adopters in independent schools plan for long-term stability and communicate financial priorities. Article by Mary ...

  • Risk Management | Why conduct a comprehensive risk audit? Because a school can never be too prepared. “I would rather do 10 false-alarm lockdowns than have somebody be afraid to call a lockdown.” Article by ...

  • Risk Management | With more parents sending their kids to and from school in ride-share vehicles, schools wonder what their liability might be if a child is harmed using such services. Article by Julie Strom ...