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Campus Space Planning During COVID-19 and Beyond

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 your business office is most likely working diligently to prepare your campus...


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HVAC Strategies for Safeguarding Wellness

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 While heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) performance has long been...


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You Asked, We Answered: COVID-19 Q&A

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 year. School leaders are attempting to reopen campuses while providing for...


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Regulatory Update: IRS Issues Temporary Relief from Spousal Consent Physical Presence Requirement

On June 3, the IRS issued Notice 2020-42 providing temporary relief from the requirement that spousal consent to retirement plan distributions, loans and beneficiary designations occur in the physical presence of a notary public or plan representative. For the period from January 1, 2020,...


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5 Things Independent Schools Should Know About PPP Loans

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 an influx of information — and misinformation — about the government’s Paycheck...


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Navigating the Semi-Normal

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 Scafidi, Kennesaw State University As of late spring 2020, millions of...


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Regulatory Update: PPP Flexibility Act Extends Loan Period

(from blumshapiro and Forbes) On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act . The act provides modifications that will allow organizations more flexibility in using the loan funds and qualifying for forgiveness. Highlights include: The...


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Acts of Kindness and Community During the Pandemic

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 have rapidly responded to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. While...


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Regulatory Update: SBA Issues PPP Forgiveness Guidance

T he night of Friday, May 22, the Department of the Treasury and Small Business Administration (SBA) released new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) guidance that provided some clarity on several loan forgiveness questions. The 19-page interim rule on PPP review procedures and related...


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Care for Self, Care for Others

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 school business office have dealt with the technological...