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  • Leadership | This business officer never expected she would follow in her mother’s footsteps. Article by Alexandra Penry, Headwaters School From the July/August 2020  Net Assets magazine Feature image: ...

  • Leadership | A mentor to all, Chamberlain has helped The Seven Hills School navigate operational challenges with confidence. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made ...

  • Financial Management | What school staff members need to know as they work from home and handle increased requests for refunds. Article by Angela Nielsen,  FACTS From the September/October 2020 Net Assets ...

  • CEO Notebook | Branding may not be top of mind amid pandemic considerations, but honing it now is crucial to your school’s long-term sustainability. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...

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  • Human Resources | The right to free speech does not extend to the private workplace, but understanding state and local laws can protect your school from legal risk and weather the upcoming political season. ...

  • Risk Management | Article by Christopher Lukach, AKCG – Public Relations Counselors As Congress works to advance its next COVID relief package, independent school leaders may already be feeling something ...

  • Leadership | Breslin reduced the school’s debt and strengthened its endowment while managing multiple successful construction projects at Dana Hall School. The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business ...

  • Facilities | This smaller scale intervention may help schools move forward on planned projects that would otherwise be shelved at this time. Article by Daniela Holt Voith,  Voith & Mactavish Architects ...

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  • Financial Management | Independent schools’ reliance on alternative forms of revenue may pose problems as significant as heavy reliance on tuition. Article by Elizabeth Dabney From the July/August 2020  ...

  • Leadership | The Will J. Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to independent school business officers who have made an extraordinary contribution to their schools, as nominated by their colleagues. Congratulations ...

  • CEO Notebook | As schools are focused on creating safe learning communities, new legislation seeks to protect schools and other essential businesses from potential COVID-19 related liability. Jeffrey Shields, ...

  • Risk Management | Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the insurance market was experiencing a sea change. As the pandemic unfolds, employment law and educators’ legal liability will likely increase as well. Interview ...

  • Leadership | In the lead up to the 2020 presidential election, how can schools mitigate the risk of toxic exchanges and foster cultures that respect differences? Article by Tara Kosowski From the July/August ...

  • Risk Management | When independent schools revisit painful histories, apologies can be powerful — in not only acknowledging community pain but also building a stronger future. Article by Christopher Lukach, ...

  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...