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Wi-Fi Poisoning Case Resolved in Favor of Independent School

Risk Management | Federal court ruled recently that a school was not responsible for student’s claimed adverse effects from campus Wi-Fi. A strong enrollment contract helped the case. In recent years, some independent schools have faced claims that campus wireless internet has harmed...


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DOL Rollback Signals Shift in Wage and Hour Policy

Human Resources | Two recent developments at the highest federal levels could impact independent schools with regard to wage and hour compliance and worker classifications. Rolling back guidance from the Obama Administration, the developments essentially reduce — but do not remove — the...


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Protecting the Bottom Line: Best Contracting Practices to Minimize Loss

Financial Management | Proven strategies and best practices to minimize potential revenue losses involving construction projects, tuition payments or third-party vendors. Article by Heather L. DeBlanc and Christopher S. Frederick From the July/August 2016 Net Assets Whether...


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Income Property: The Fine Print on Facilities Rentals

Facilities | With facilities rentals, a good contract — among other details worth minding — can help schools maximize potential benefits while minimizing risks. Article by Donna Davis From the May/June 2016 Net Assets A year-round after-school enrichment program. A months-long summer...


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Complex Equations: Three Big HR Issues for the Year Ahead

Human Resources | Accommodating transgender staff and students, staffing on school-related overnights and travel, and employer joint liability in the context of independent contractors. Article by Leah Thayer From the January/February 2016 Net Assets Remember when human resources...


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Contractually Bound: Enforceable Enrollment Contracts without the Drama

Enrollment & Financial Aid | An interview with education attorney Judith Islas. Article by Grace Lee From the November/December 2015 Net Assets The landscape for enrollment contracts is constantly shifting. As schools strive each year to update their contracts to ensure they are...