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  • Financial Management | At some point this year, you will be looking for data points that could help with setting your school’s budget, preparing a board report or outlining a strategic plan. The time to prepare ...

  • Leadership | Koller has been instrumental in transforming her school and bolstering its future viability, while lending a hand to many others.   The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers ...

  • Financial Management | Webinar explored Lakeside School’s use of BIIS “sustainability markers” for continued success. Featured image: Classroom in The Downtown School, a Lakeside School, in Seattle To better ...

  • Leadership | Online learning’s rapid evolution isn’t just giving independent schools more course options. It’s also redefining expectations for exemplary teaching, according to One Schoolhouse founder Brad Rathgeber. ...

  • Facilities | For an informal glimpse into how your peers are handling a situation, check out NBOA's surveying tool. Highlights from two recent surveys. Article by Mary Kay Markunas From the September/October ...

  • CEO Notebook | NBOA is striving to increase diversity and model inclusion within our community. First steps: honest conversations and a new emphasis in programs.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President ...

  • Human Resources | Judge as we would wish to be judged: For this head of school, performance assessments are highly personal — and highly effective. Article by Renata Rafferty,  Saint Gertrude High School   ...

  • Risk Management | Faculty and staff who have completed popular active shooter training programs often perform worse in simulations than those with no training, according to this school safety expert.  Article ...

  • Leadership | Greene's forward-thinking financial leadership boosted reserves and decreased debt, while improving facilities and expanding risk management. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business ...

  • Financial Management | How can business officers develop an optimal working relationship with their heads of school in order to better support their schools? Peter Christian, director of finance at Windward School, ...

  • Technology | A single-platform school information system can make a school operate more effectively. But there’s nothing turnkey about it. Article by Alex Pearson,  The Agnes Irwin School From the September/October ...

  • Projections | Let’s take a collective breath and identify technology tools that will work for our schools. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO It’s never been about the technology. When ...

  • CEO Notebook | Could a mammoth fundraising push enable independent schools to lower tuition? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Strained as independent schools’ financial aid budgets may ...

  • 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/November ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Human Resources | 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 ...

  • Human Resources | 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 ...

  • Human Resources | 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 ...