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Projections: A Truly New School Year

Projections | COVID-19 threatens to overshadow everything about the 2020–21 school year, but with cutting-edge resources, you can tackle new and long-standing issues alike. From the September/October 2020 Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and...


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The Reputational Minefield of COVID Relief — Round 2

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 resembling PTSD. Especially for those schools that sought funding from the...


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Projections: The Hope Still Lives

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 on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.”...


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Projections: Community Beyond Campus

Projections | What can we learn from the rapid changes to our school routines and processes? From the May/June 2020 Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO As the words “pandemic,” “social distancing” and “peak infections” have entered...


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COVID-19: We’re In This Together

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 Like most of you, I’m working from my home as I write this blog post....


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COVID-19: Bracing for Impact

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 to all aspects of daily life, including our work at independent schools....


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Remote Hiring Considerations during COVID-19 Closures

Human Resources | On moving processes online, selecting software, setting expectations and creating equitable opportunities, and conveying community. The information in this article is accurate as of press time. However, as the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, it's...


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COVID-19: Independent School Closure Considerations

Risk Management | On communicating a campus closure, anticipating student and staff illness, telework and payroll expectations, and maintaining facilities operations. The information below was accurate as of press time. However, as the situation surrounding COVID-19 has evolved, some...


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COVID-19 Resources for the Independent School Business Office

// Risk Management We at NBOA can only imagine how difficult this time must be for our member schools and their communities. We update this resource page regularly with news items, guidance, community discussions and more to help inform independent school business operations staff...


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Questions Independent School Leaders Are Asking About COVID-19

Risk Management | On tracking community members’ travel, limiting campus visitors, planning large gatherings, adjusting trip waivers, addressing and preventing bullying and more. By Amber Stockham How do we track who has traveled to areas with outbreaks? Most schools have already...