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  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Assessing your school's enrollment size can help school leaders and the board understand long-term admissions goals more clearly and adapt to changing circumstances. Article ...

  • CEO Notebook | Let’s take a moment to recognize the herculean changes our schools have made this calendar year — and learn from them and from our fellow school leaders. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President ...

  • Financial Management | Robust financial scenario planning is pivotal in maintaining operational success and in recovering from disruptions rapidly. By Emily Cook, CPA, Partner, SST Accountants & Consultants ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | When the business office and admissions team can see each other's point of view, a school is primed to thrive. Article by Steve Salvo, St. Mary’s Episcopal School From ...

  • Technology | An incremental approach to systems upgrades helped this school meet evolving technological needs while maintaining a secure and reliable network. Article by Jason Devin, Ben Bronz Academy ...

  • Financial Management | How strong is your school’s financial bulwark? Some data points mean more than others in a changed environment. Article by Chad Tew, LearnCollab From the November/December 2020   ...

  • CEO Notebook | Schools are meeting the moment, and enrollment trends are encouraging, but unforeseen expenses are putting a dent in those gains. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Social ...

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  • Leadership | Leading an annual chili supper fundraiser ignited this business officer’s passion for community service. Article by April Cerkiewicz, All Saints Episcopal School From the November/December ...

  • Financial Management | When facing difficult decisions, a better understanding of peer school financial and operational behavior can help immensely. Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the November/December ...

  • Risk Management | ADA and workers’ compensation accommodations apply in remote environments when employees are asked to telework. Article by Stefanie Nobriga, Bolton & Company From the November/December ...

  • 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 ...