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  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | If your school is looking to increase its socioeconomic diversity, consider these three tuition models.   Article by David D. Schriver, Jr., CPA, Ellin & Tucker Consumers ...

  • Risk Management | New products that mimic ground beef are all the rage, but they may pose a problem for those with peanut allergies. Article by Jessica Holler, SAGE Dining Services Alternative meat products ...

  • CEO Notebook | New NBOA staff members are ready to serve. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO One of NBOA’s primary responsibilities is to understand and respond to your changing needs ...

  • Leadership | A passion for running expanded into other outdoor pursuits, all of which require endurance that comes in handy on and off the job. Article by Saundra Sparks, Echo Horizon School  From the ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Schools are considering revenue and expense levers beyond tuition and financial aid to plan a viable future. Article by Jennifer Osland Hillen From the November/December ...

  • Risk Management | A behavioral threat assessment policy can help those in a close-knit independent school identify unusual behaviors and quickly intervene. Article by Kenna Powell, Providence Day School ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | What new standards for international recruiters mean for independent schools — and the agencies they interact with. Article by Chris Page, CSIET Year after year, independent ...

  • Leadership | Transitioning into a new school can be challenging but worthwhile, especially when you have confidence that key relationships will work. Article by Bill Hodgetts, Maret School From the November/December ...

  • CEO Notebook | Business officers may be natural servant leaders, but can also consciously cultivate diversity of thought, trust and future leadership. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | What changing demographics mean for independent schools, and how schools can strategize to meet new challenges. Interview by Cecily Garber From the November/December 2019 ...

  • Human Resources | Properly classifying school employees as exempt or nonexempt is tricky. A new white paper helps clarify matters. The deadline for implementing the new overtime salary threshold — January ...

  • Financial Management | Generating long-term projections and ensuring spending aligns with mission will help your school thrive and adapt to changing circumstances. Article by John Lynch, SunTrust Bank From ...

  • Risk Management | Handling increased requests for student accommodations requires keeping an open mind while not altering standards or veering away from mission. Article by Susan Guerette, Fisher Phillips ...

  • CEO Notebook | Innovation is imperative in a competitive marketplace. Successful initiatives require not only creative thinking but also careful choices and clear communication. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE ...

  • Facilities | Having a payment and performance bond in place can help schools mitigate risk and protect from potential loss. Article by Heather DeBlanc, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore This web-only article is ...

  • Facilities | Whether building new or updating existing space, campus construction can consume more time and resources than anticipated. Early planning, strong contracts and continuous communication can help mitigate ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Three tools to communicate financial aid decisions more clearly may help mitigate families’ confusion and bargaining. Article by Vincent Quirk, Shady Hill School From the ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | An uncertain political landscape leads schools to rethink their international student recruitment and enrollment efforts. Article by Stacey Freed From the November/December ...

  • Projections | The unspoken rules of handling financial aid have changed. A focus on pricing, discounting and NTR will help us secure true financial viability. From the November/December 2019 issue of Net Assets ...

  • CEO Notebook | Connecting with prospective families can shed light on your school’s budget while helping families feel confident about their investment in independent education. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | A school at the forefront of “flexible tuition” explains how it’s done and why it works for the school’s mission and market. Article by Christopher Portman Founded in 1895, ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | As demands on financial aid budgets increase, it’s more important than ever that aid programs mirror mission, community and strategic goals. Four schools reinvented their approach ...

  • Risk Management | The national admissions case highlights anxiety about getting into the right college  — and the risk potential independent schools could be facing in the future. This information is provided ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Independent schools can help families paying tuition through 529 plans or other less common sources understand when they may need to pay additional tax. Scholarships, grants, ...

  • Leadership | Celebrating 25 years in the business office, Wolford excels at financial planning and rethinking financial aid and tuition strategies. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business ...

  • CEO Notebook | Access data and tools that will help you lead your school to financial success. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Four years ago, when NBOA embarked on the journey to develop ...

  • Leadership | Training therapy dogs provides respite to this business officer, while the dogs she trains help relieve students’ stress. Article by Tanja Mackin, Elmwood School From the Septemnber/October ...

  • Leadership | Sparks aligned admissions practices with the school’s vision of inclusivity while managing multiple successful leadership transitions at Echo Horizon School. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award ...

  • Human Resources | New salary threshold less onerous for independent schools than once anticipated. The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a final rule under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) ...

  • Financial Management | Improvements to the BIIS data collection platform and The NBOA Financial Dashboard should make budgeting and planning that much easier. Article by Mary Kay Markunas From the September/October ...