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  • Risk Management | When families’ expectations around school security have changed, a comprehensive assessment and redesign of school safety approaches may pay dividends. Article by Elliott Robinson, Milton ...

  • CEO Notebook | Difficult decisions can be opportunities to demonstrate your care for the campus community. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO “How you say no as a campus leader can be ...

  • Risk Management | Developing a strong incident response team has helped Miss Hall’s School handle unexpected challenges, including the ongoing pandemic. Article by Amber Stockham From the July/August 2020  ...

  • Facilities | As you reconfigure campus space, now is the perfect time to consider longer-term implications of campus space management. By Theresa Duncan and Larry Eighmy, The Stone House Group Right now ...

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  • Risk Management | Microaggressions may be brief and commonplace, but they are damaging and pose a liability risk in independent schools. Article by Onik'a Gilliam-Cathcart and Karen Kalzer of Helsell Fetterman ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Families’ increased need for financial aid continues to shift and will likely do so throughout the coming year.  This article is the latest resource stemming from NBOA's ongoing ...

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  • Projections | Global challenges to the status quo demand that we change and adapt. From the July/August 2020  Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO “The work goes ...

  • Facilities | Adjusting strategies for diluting and filtering air can help mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19, while careful scheduling can save the school money. By John Pozzetta, Stone House Group ...

  • CEO Notebook | From reopening campus to scenario planning to managing employee leave and more, these resources should ease your summer workload. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO The ...

  • Leadership | Curated resources to help the business office answer top questions related to COVID-19 concerns.    To put it mildly, the pandemic is complicating most schools’ planning for the 2020-2021 school ...

  • Financial Management | NBOA’s latest "pulse check" on school business operations impacted by COVID-19 yields data to navigate the pandemic and plan for the year(s) ahead. By Elizabeth Dabney NBOA’s latest ...

  • Leadership | Like their colleagues in the classroom, business officers turned on a dime during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and adapted their approaches in surprisingly nimble ways. By Elizabeth ...

  • Leadership | From leading capital projects to serving a national association, this year’s recipient of the Ken White Distinguished Business Officer Award has continually stretched her limits. Interview by Cecily ...

  • Leadership | Once a Division I college cheerleader, this controller now coaches the squad. Article by Curt Brossman, One Schoolhouse From the May/June 2020  Net Assets magazine Feature image: The ...

  • Financial Management | The essentials on safe harbor, unused lines of credit, staffing, endowments and contract renewals. Article by Christopher S. Maynard , Klatzkin Independent schools have been fed ...

  • CEO Notebook | Recent events are disheartening, but we all have a role to play in strengthening our communities. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Amid managing the impact of the worst ...

  • Risk Management | While independent schools may be facing financial difficulties this coming school year, they can use their independence to meet the market’s quickly shifting needs. By Eric Wearne and Benjamin ...

  • Leadership | From PPE donations to socially distant graduation ceremonies, independent schools have found creative ways to support their students and give back. Independent school leaders, communities and students ...

  • Facilities | Maintaining not only curb appeal but also sufficient maintenance reserves will ensure our schools’ missions endure for generations to come. Article by Kevin Folsom, Trinity Christian Academy ...

  • 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 ...

  • Facilities | 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  ...

  • 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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