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  • Regular exercises can make safety policies and procedures stick and help your school fully prepare for an emergency. Article by Jeff Bedford, Holton-Arms School Most schools have come a very long way to prepare ...

  • CEO Notebook | While most of us are dispersed, away from campuses and colleagues, we can still support each other to tackle rapidly evolving challenges. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...

  • Financial Management | Business officers discuss priorities, decision-making processes, possible financial impacts for the current and future fiscal years, and more. The past few weeks have seen incredible upheaval ...

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  • Leadership | It is almost strange to think that just one month ago, nearly 1,400 members of the independent school community gathered in Orlando at the 2020 NBOA Annual Meeting. So much has happened to our schools ...

  • Risk Management | Schools must be careful to collect neither too much nor too little information about students and families before they enroll. Article by Grace H. Lee and Ashley Sykes, Venable LLP From ...

  • Human Resources | On moving processes online, selecting software, setting expectations and creating equitable opportunities, and conveying community. By Amber Stockham Experienced independent school administrators ...

  • Risk Management | On communicating a campus closure, anticipating student and staff illness, telework and payroll expectations, and maintaining facilities operations. This information is provided for general ...

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  • Financial Management | As affordable and desirable housing becomes harder to find, offering a faculty housing benefit can build retention and school community. Article by Stacey Freed From the March/April ...

  • Risk Management We at NBOA can only imagine how difficult this time must be for our member schools and their communities. We update this resource page   regularly with news items, guidance, community discussions ...

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  • Risk Management | On tracking community members’ travel, limiting campus visitors, planning large gatherings, adjusting trip waivers, addressing and preventing bullying and more. By Amber Stockham How do ...

  • CEO Notebook | Our schools are committed to DE&I, and so is NBOA. This important work is intentionally never-ending. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO So many high points of the 2020 ...

  • Risk Management | This information is provided for general educational purposes only. It should not be relied upon as, or in place of, legal or other professional advice. Readers are encouraged to work with their ...

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  • Risk Management | How to phase out vaccine exemptions to protect community health, regardless of state law requirements. Feature image courtesy of McDonogh School. One of a school’s most important responsibilities ...

  • Risk Management | A Beijing independent school has grappled with centralizing communications, testing technological requirements and keeping up morale since moving learning online. By Cecily Garber Feature ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | In a few affluent communities, charter schools that effectively function like taxpayer-supported independent schools are taking hold. By James Palmieri Many independent schools ...

  • Leadership | As head-of-school turnover continues to rise, the business officer can lead efforts to smooth head transitions. Article by Donna Davis From the March/April 2020 Net Assets magazine Feature ...

  • Projections | The legacy of a business innovator may inspire independent schools to think outside the box when it comes to defining their market value. From the March/April 2020  NetAssets magazine Jeffrey ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid   Independent schools are redefining their value proposition to move enrollment conversations beyond tuition. | Article by Cecily Garber and James Palmieri From the March/April ...

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  • CEO Notebook | How can we innovate processes to make attending independent schools easier for prospective families? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Over the past several years, schools ...

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  • Risk Management | Strong digital use policies, trainings and behavioral standards can protect schools from these emerging technology related risks. Article by David Wolowitz, McLane Middleton This information ...

  • Leadership | General session speakers to address diversity and inclusion, innovation and workplace pressure. All photos courtesy of the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. The 2020 NBOA Annual ...

  • Leadership | A classically trained clarinetist prepares to expand her horizons. Article by Chelsea Kimpton, St. Paul Academy and Summit School From the January/February 2020  Net Assets magazine Feature ...

  • Risk Management | Schools are tackling health preparations, trip considerations and community communications among other measures. As the spread of novel coronavirus (nCoV), named COVID-19 as of February 11, ...

  • Financial Management | The financial position survey range table returns to NBOA’s reporting tool line-up. Article by Mary Kay Markunas From the January/February 2020   Net Assets magazine Financial ...

  • CEO Notebook | As recommendations quickly change, schools are seeking to mitigate risk while maintaining a steady course. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO The past couple of weeks ...

  • Risk Management | Strong crisis response protocols and community relations helped one school manage a serious threat to campus security. Article by Emilia Ferreira, Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro From ...

  • Leadership | Diversity and inclusion leadership training pushed this business officer outside her comfort zone — by design. Article by Rose Neubert, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart From the ...

  • Leadership | How can schools frame diversity so that everyone feels included in the term, not just selected groups? Interview by Tara Kosowski From the January/February 2020 Net Assets magazine Feature ...

  • Risk Management | Strategies for preventing and addressing cyberbullying and other internet-based student misconduct. Article by Julie Fay, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, and Jeff Olsen, Fred C. Church Inc. ...

  • CEO Notebook | This year’s recipients have dedicated years of service to the independent school business officer community. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Each year the NBOA Awards ...