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  • Financial Management This small school overcame multiple challenges and expects a bright future under a strategic partnership between the head of school and business officer, now in their third year of working ...

  • Risk Management | From the archives: Mitigating the risk of TBI: As injuries, awareness and claims increase, schools get serious about reducing traumatic brain injuries—and supporting students’ healthy recoveries. ...

  • Leadership | Keep close to nature's heart ... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.  —John Muir Article by Rebecca Rowland,  Campbell ...

  • 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 ...

  • CEO Notebook | Let’s reject once and for all the notion that innovation and fiscal responsibility are at odds. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO As I prepare for the 2018 NBOA Annual ...

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  • Technology | Technology has become too integral to school operations for it to be compartmentalized. Article by Jen Lamkins, Ed.D.,  Lakeside School From the September/October 2017   Net Assets magazine ...

  • Human Resources | DOL seems to be dialing back its focus on worker classifications, but schools must remain vigilant. Article by Grace Lee and Jennifer Hillen, NBOA From the September/October 2017   ...

  • Human Resources | Joint response to DOL request for information on aborted overtime rule captures schools' best intentions, costly frustrations. In a joint response submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor, ...

  • Risk Management | Understanding these eight organizational principles will help protect students and staff. It’s one thing to have a policy in place if sexual abuse occurs on a K-12 independent school campus, ...

  • Human Resources | Independent school administrators seek answers as an imminent change in ACA regulations makes health insurance more difficult for boarding school students to get. Article by Stacey Freed ...

  • Leadership | As they leave the world of independent schools, veteran business officers share what they learned, loved and wish for their successors. “You can never close your eyes.” From the September/October ...

  • Technology | A pioneer in online learning discusses how his institution found its sweet spot, achieves 96 percent student satisfaction and embraces the automated advantages of true “digital” education. Interview ...

  • CEO Notebook | NBOA’s board members are thinking about facilities construction, capital campaigns, community relations and the impact of millennial parents on enrollment. What about your school? Jeffrey ...

  • Human Resources | In the brave new world of health care benefits, everyone — schools, the business office and, yes, employees and their dependents — must play an active role. By Stacey Freed From the ...

  • Human Resources | The best insurance is a healthy employee population. A health care primer by a business officer, for business officers. By Mark Kirkpatrick, Parish Episcopal School Next to payroll, ...

  • Technology | From the archives: Ten guidelines for crafting your school's technology policies  Article by Grace Lee This article originally appeared in the September/October 2015 Net Assets.  Technology ...

  • Projections | A unified data collection platform changes everything. Its time has come. From the September/October 2017   Net Assets magazine   Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...

  • Financial Management | A breakthrough data collection platform built by business officers for business officers is coming soon. Article by Mary Kay Markunas From the July/August 2017   Net Assets magazine ...

  • Technology | From the archives: New technology products emerge every day, challenging even the geekiest edtech professionals to keep up. We reached out to the NBOA community to share some of the tools that ...

  • CEO Notebook | The year has just begun, yet schools have already faced a flurry of storms. From weather disasters to the overtime rule, NBOA is here to support you. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President ...

  • Technology | A service management framework can help a school’s IT department move faster and expand its services to the campus. Article by Christopher Butler, St. John’s Preparatory School From the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Risk Management | It’s impossible to predict every threat to a school campus, but security training can help faculty and staff respond appropriately should an emergency arise. Article by Liz LeBlanc, St. ...

  • Technology | Open licensing could spur gradual adoption among K–12 schools. Article by Donna Davis From the September/October 2017  Net Assets magazine Even as independent schools digitize one ...

  • Human Resources | On August 31, a federal judge in Texas struck down the Obama-era federal overtime rule that would have raised the minimum salary level for exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act ...

  • Risk Management | From the archives: A roundtable discussion with leading authorities in the realm of independent school risk management Interviews by Leah Thayer  This article originally appeared ...

  • Risk Management | From the archives: Enlisting trustees, staff and the community, independent schools make enterprise risk management everyone’s business. Article by Donna Davis This article originally ...

  • Technology | Security-conscious schools set their sights on high-tech deterrents, with caveats. “The brain is the best identification machine that exists.” Article by Donna Davis and Leah Thayer ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | From the archives: Independent schools roll out a new generation of “responsive” websites as mobile usage soars. “If you can’t get the information as elegantly as possible on your ...

  • CEO Notebook | Presence, process and protocols: Best practices from a head of school who is also a certified school safety manager. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO As we prepare ...