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  • Risk Management | Behavioral standards regarding faculty roles, boundaries, power and accountability can catch missteps at an early stage, before rules are violated and damage is done. By David Wolowitz, McLane ...

  • Risk Management | Schools are rethinking sexual misconduct prevention strategies to get beyond the checkbox. Article by Tara Kosowski From the May/June 2020  Net Assets magazine “Too often, schools don’t ...

  • Risk Management | When developing safety strategies, consider best practices as well as your school’s liability. Article by Joe E. Carter, United Educators From the May/June 2020  Net Assets magazine ...

  • CEO Notebook | Our employees’ wellbeing should be our first priority. It’s what holds our strong communities together. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Those of you working in the independent ...

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  • Facilities | A well-managed long-term unoccupancy can save schools significant resources. By Theresa Duncan, Lawrence Eighmy and John Pozzetta, The Stone H ouse Group We are certain you are ...

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  • Leadership | Independent schools are moving wellness initiatives online and finding new ways to support their community. Interview by Tara Kosowski Feature image courtesy of The Bryn Mawr School. A few ...

  • Facilities | In the age of e-commerce, does it still make sense to have a bricks-and-mortar school store? Article by Christopher Portman From the May/June 2020  Net Assets magazine Few colleges would ...

  • Cost alone should not drive decisions to keep services in-house or not — consider a more complete value proposition. Article by Theodore J. Weidner, Purdue University From the May/June 2020  Net Assets magazine ...

  • Facilities | Independent schools have moved wellness out of the gym and into spaces where everyone can benefit. Article by Stacey Freed From the May/June 2020  Net Assets magazine Feature image: Lunch ...

  • CEO Notebook | While school budgets are likely to face intense scrutiny this year, professional development opportunities may help our schools differentiate and even grow in a challenging environment.  Jeffrey ...

  • Risk Management | School leaders will need to rethink everything from physical space to agreements to funding sources. By Amber Stockham, with contributions from Mary Kay Markunas This article was last updated ...

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  • Human Resources | Should schools modify their retirement plans to include CARES provisions? And if the school wants to lower contributions, do those changes need to be made concurrently? A roundtable discussion ...

  • Facilities | Involving tech leaders early in capital construction projects could save schools 10% on lost costs. Article by Christina Lewellen, Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools From ...

  • Financial Management | While annual giving did not dip precipitously, most schools shouldn’t count on it to fill the gap between net tuition and expenditures. Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the May/June ...

  • Human Resources | New leave laws are likely to arrive in your state or city if they haven't already. The time to prepare is now. Article by Amber Stockham, SPHR From the May/June 2020  Net Assets magazine ...

  • CEO Notebook | Reinventing routines and rituals can boost wellness not only for students but all of us working under new circumstances. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO As someone who ...

  • Projections | What can we learn from the rapid changes to our school routines and processes? From the May/June 2020  Net Assets magazine As the words “pandemic,” “social distancing” and “peak infections” ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | With campuses closed at the height of admissions and advancement season, independent schools need to communicate more clearly than ever via digital channels. By Rob DiMartino, ...

  • Financial Management | Most schools predict an increase in financial aid budgets and a decrease in annual giving, according to NBOA’s recent 3-minute survey. By Elizabeth Dabney In these uncertain times, ...

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  • Leadership | Officiating hockey games is a calling for this business officer. Article by Ed Griffin, Pomfret School From the March/April 2020 Net Assets magazine Feature image: While officiating, ...

  • CEO Notebook | An updated and enhanced member resource is available today. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO We at NBOA are cognizant of the myriad challenges school leaders are managing ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Opportunities are ripe for independent schools to collaborate among themselves and others in their community. Interview by Cecily Garber From the March/April 2020  Net Assets ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Following Operation Varsity Blues, independent schools may rethink their role in college preparation. Article by Jim Jump,  St. Christopher's School From the March/April ...

  • Human Resources | Clear expectations and consistent communication can help schools improve remote employees' productivity and engagement. By Amber Stockham Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, working from ...

  • Risk Management | No school is immune from the rising threat of financial cybercrime. Accounting, tech and legal insights help keep everyone on their toes. The Accounting Perspective Strong internal controls ...

  • Risk Management | 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 From the March/April 2020  ...

  • 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 ...