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  • Human Resources | Overseeing the HR function is a tough job. And someone at every independent school has got to do it. Article by Donna Davis From the January/February 2018   Net Assets magazine . This is the ...

  • Human Resources | A school that grows leaders from its own ranks benefits employees, students and the larger community. Evidence of its success? At least four applicants for every spot. Article by Kelly Sanderson, ...

  • Financial Management | But W-4s will likely not change for at least another year.  This article was updated on January 16, 2018. Independent schools should prepare to adjust employee payroll withholding for taxes; ...

  • CEO Notebook | What could be more important to your school and your staff than doing everything you can to be present? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Tell me if this sounds familiar ...

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  • Human Resources | Overseeing the HR function is a tough job. And someone at every independent school has got to do it. Article by Donna Davis From the January/February 2018 Net Assets magazine . This is the first ...

  • Human Resources / Should independent schools prohibit texting between faculty and students? Article by David Wolowitz, McLane Middleton Independent school administrators often ask me whether their schools should ...

  • Leadership | A snapshot of NBOA’s priorities, accomplishments and operational health in support of member schools during the 2017 fiscal year From the January/February 2018 Net Assets magazine Most data are ...

  • Leadership | It’s time to chart new pathways for engaging students. “Independent schools are imprisoning themselves by not moving forward.” Article by Leah Thayer From the January/February 2018 Net Assets ...

  • Leadership | Catch the best of 2017 before we release the January/February 2018 issue. This baker's dozen of NetAssets.org articles features pieces — on everything from tuition pricing to dramatic school turnarounds ...

  • CEO Notebook | Data collection and publishing platforms, tuition pricing research, a financial health indicator and big savings for schools. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO It’s become ...

  • Financial Management | Independent schools might breathe a small sigh of relief in reviewing the final compromise version of the sweeping tax overhaul legislation released December 15 by the House and Senate conference ...

  • Leadership | Independent school CFOs must be catalysts for positive change. “Success isn’t a permanent condition; it’s a temporary state in the context of many external factors.”  From the January/February 2018 ...

  • Human Resources | The National Labor Relations Board last week overturned a 2015 ruling that held that two entities could be considered joint employers if they had “indirect” control over the terms and conditions of ...

  • Financial Management | The GOP rush toward major tax legislation accelerated last night when Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore lost in an upset to Democrat Doug Jones, adding to pressure on the party to notch ...

  • Financial Management | Experts believe the final version of the federal tax bill that reconciles the House and Senate versions  will likely pass by year's end. Details are uncertain, but it is likely that tax-exempt ...

  • Leadership | Conversion was only the beginning of this business officer's Jewish education. Article by Julia Malaga, Golda Och Academy From the November/December 2017 Net Assets magazine Feature image: ...

  • Above: the Skirball Fire on December 6, shortly after it started. Photo credit: Bd1983. Risk Management | updated December 11 | As the massive wildfires in southern California continue to burn, hundreds of schools ...

  • CEO Notebook | Our facilities colleagues have a lot to teach us. Bring them to the decision-making table sooner rather than later. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Makerspaces, building ...

  • Financial Management | The final version of the GOP tax bill will likely contain at least some new legislation that could harm the financial health of independent schools. The Senate bill, passed early Saturday morning, ...

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  • Technology | Are teachers actually using the ed tech tools your school supports? Article by Jason Ramsden, Ravenscroft School From the November/December 2017 Net Assets magazine Jason Ramsden, chief ...

  • Financial Management | Third-party businesses support schools as payment hubs for vendors. While independent schools have been shifting to online payment systems for tuition and enrollment, they’ve been a bit slower ...

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  • Scaling Back Overtime Pay On August 31, a federal judge in Texas struck down the Obama-era federal overtime rules that would have raised the minimum salary level for exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

  • Financial Management | More NBOA coverage of tax legislation School Groups Outline 5 Key Issues Involving Tax Overhaul Interest on Tax-Exempt Debt Could Increase in 2018 Tax Overhaul's Impact on Independent ...

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  • CEO Notebook | How do you lead strategy when you’re expected primarily to solve problems?  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO How do you get everyone to take ownership in shared challenges? How ...

  • Financial Management | Article by Jennifer Osland Hillen With pressure on to pass tax reform, the GOP-led House and the Senate have proposed legislation that could impact independent schools in several ways (see: ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | From continuous enrollment contracts to on-time discounts, schools are finding more ways to modernize and streamline the annual re-enrollment drama. Article by Stacey Freed From ...

  • Human Resources | Schools with 50 or more employees could receive assessments for even a single instance of non-compliance. For the first time, the IRS has begun enforcement of the employer mandate under the Affordable ...

  • Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect the release of the Senate plan and the response of NBOA and associated organizations to both GOP plans. Independent schools are taking a wary look at provisions ...

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  • Projections | Clear demonstrations of mutual respect are the starting point to bringing faculty to the side of finding long-term financial solutions. From the November/December 2017   Net Assets magazine ...

  • Leadership | The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made extraordinary contributions to their schools and exemplify exceptional integrity, knowledge and motivation. At the end ...