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  • CEO Notebook | You cannot be the best resource on everything at your school. Instead, connect your staff to multiple resources, and they're more likely to perform well.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President ...

  • Human Resources | A careful self-audit of your wage-and-hour program may be a better step than inviting the DOL into your school for this program. By James E. Fagan, Offit Kurman James E. Fagan Principal, ...

  • Facilities | NBOA 2018 Annual Meeting presentation materials available to  attendees now and to all NBOA members in June. Worries about rising tuition and changing demographics resulting in fewer potential ...

  • Risk Management | Rising incidence of campus violence moves an uncomfortable discussion to the fore. Article by David Marcus, de Toledo High School From the May/June 2018 Net Assets magazine We try so hard ...

  • Risk Management | A comprehensive plan that enables a school’s core offerings to continue after an emergency can not only save time and money during the recovery, but also foster community and connections. Article ...

  • Human Resources | Schools re-examine their practices for preventing sexual harassment in the era of #MeToo. “If people do come forward and we don’t do anything, we are de facto condoning the behavior. As a result, we ...

  • CEO Notebook | Stand-out books on governance, personalized learning and institutional innovation may help you reflect on the year behind and those ahead. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...

  • Facilities | Schools uncover new strategies for making dining a winner — nutritionally, reputationally and financially. Article by Leah Thayer From the May/June 2018 Net Assets magazine The Bottom Line ...

  • Human Resources | Transgender individuals make up just 0.6 percent of the population, but schools should prepare policies to address them because of potential complications involving accommodations as well as a risk ...

  • Leadership | Taking the feedback hike together: How parent surveys improved leadership, staff unity, student outcomes and enrollment. Article by Penny B. Evins, St. Paul School for Girls From the May/June 2018 ...

  • Human Resources | Article by Grace H. Lee, Esq. Two Department of Labor opinion letters issued April 12 provide clarity on issues that often perplex independent schools in relation to the Family and Medical Leave ...

  • Facilities | Imaginative and strategic repurposing of underused spaces shows how modest budgets can strengthen enrollment, reinforce mission.  Article by Stacey Freed From the May/June 2018 Net Assets magazine ...

  • Human Resources | By screening candidates for empathy and adaptability, this school gets better-fitting hires. Article by Beth Lucas, Charlotte Latin School From the May/June 2018 Net Assets magazine Recruitment ...

  • CEO Notebook | Leaders today struggle to strike the right balance between using data, intuition and judgment when making decisions.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Remember the 1960’s ...

  • Facilities | Multi-use learning spaces pay off for schools that think flexibly about their programs and resources. “A building doesn’t necessarily have to be cutting-edge architecturally to be cutting-edge pedagogically.” ...

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  • Technology | Technical staff at many independent schools are working hard to meet the May 26 deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a European Union law that regulates the way organizations ...

  • Human Resources | Staff quality “goes up in years and down in minutes.” Don’t risk even one poor hiring decision. The best way to build enrollment is to hire and retain the best faculty for your school, argued Scott ...

  • Human Resources | Article by Grace H. Lee Several areas of employment law that impact independent schools are currently in flux due to pending legislation and court cases. Legal experts at the 2018 SHRM Employment ...

  • Financial Management | From the archives: Unexpected donations present schools with wonderful opportunities, and sometimes challenges. “It’s really hard to turn down big money.” Article by Darren Dahl    This ...

  • Leadership | This business officer provides financial literacy training to students after school hours. Parents want even more. Article by Jeff Cataldo, Kent School From the March/April 2018 Net Assets magazine ...

  • CEO Notebook | Counterproductive leadership behaviors include distancing, overpowering, conforming — and failing to engage.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Staff leadership gets little ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | By aligning around a compelling vision of its “mission-appropriate customer,” this small school clarified its message, focused its outreach and grew enrollment by 82 percent. Article by ...

  • Leadership | Article by Cecily Garber Independent schools often look to smaller private colleges and universities as bellwethers for trends in budgeting, admissions and compliance, along with strategies for institutional ...

  • Financial Management | Little-known rule lets qualifying schools limit donor reporting to contributions larger than the standard $5,000 threshold. Article by Jennifer Osland Hillen From the March/April 2018 Net ...

  • Financial Management | Above: Sample graph of Midwest independent schools' revenue per student, from BIIS. Why should business officers take the time to enter data into BIIS (Business Intelligence for Independent ...

  • CEO Notebook | Healthy organizations are designed to sustain a variety of changes. Bring them! Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I firmly believe that change is healthy for organizations. ...

  • Article by Tom Sneeringer, RSM US LLP This article is an online-only supplement to Sneeringer's feature article, " Implementing the New Accounting Standards: Revenue Recognition and Financial Reporting " in the ...

  • Financial Management | Nonprofit independent schools must address two accounting standard updates, one before the start of the new fiscal year and the other the year after, in most cases.  Article by Tom Sneeringer, ...

  • Risk Management | The case for extending education and professional development to our schools’ security officers. Article by David Marcus, de Toledo High School From the March/April 2018 Net Assets magazine ...

  • Financial Management | Schools should closely examine their bank-based tax-exempt financing to determine if tax changes triggered a reissuance.  Article by Charles E. Procknow, George K. Baum & Company This ...