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The Healthy Building Movement

Facilities | Prioritizing the wellness of occupants in facilities management standards can help schools understand long-term sustainability goals more clearly and reduce energy consumption by 30%. Article by Larry Eighmy and James Hayes, Stone House Group We know this much:...


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Battling Back COVID

CEO Notebook | Independent schools have an advantage when it comes to reopening campus safely, but we must remain on our toes — and make every dollar spent count. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Perhaps the most challenging school year on record has begun....


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Regulatory Update: New Temporary Rule for FFCRA

The information below is accurate as of press time. However, as the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, it's possible that some data have changed since publication. Additionally, this information is provided for general educational purposes only. It should not be relied upon as,...


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Accounting for PPP Loans and PPP Loan Forgiveness

Financial Management | Recording PPP loans in your school's financial statements may not be as straightforward as it seems. Article by Christopher S. Maynard, Klatzkin How should independent schools record Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans on their Statement of Financial...


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Safety & Security: Situational Awareness and Behavior Analysis

Risk Management | After a long stretch of relative isolation, returning students may be ill at ease. Article by Bobby Brasher, Brook Hill School From the September/October 2020 Net Assets magazine Bobby Brasher Brook Hill School It goes without saying that spring...


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In the Face of the Unknown, Know Your Leadership Style

CEO Notebook | This fall, you will be called on to perform at the top of your game. Knowing how you tend to lead can help you meet the challenges ahead. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO As we approach one of the most tumultuous and unpredictable school years...


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Tackling Technology Concerns Mid-Pandemic

Technology | As schools address new needs in technology budgeting and privacy, the business officer-technology leadership partnership is more critical than ever. An interview with Christina Lewellen, executive director of ATLIS. Interview by Tara Kosowski Christina Lewellen is...


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Regulatory Update: FEMA Aid Available for School COVID Expenses

(from FEMA) As you continue to invest in PPE, cleaning supplies, facilities adjustments and more to prepare for the fall, consider this financial relief. C ertain private nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance program for reimbursement of...


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Roller Coaster Enrollment Trends During COVID-19

Enrollment & Financial Aid | Following massive drops in March and April, independent schools have seen a surge in early summer activity. Article by Sarah Bienvenue, Blackbaud K–12 Solutions Following historic, nationwide school closings and the shift to distance learning, many...


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Managing Change When the Community Returns to Campus

Human Resources | Independent school leaders face tough decisions this fall. A careful decision-making process can help schools meet challenges and leverage staff and family expectations. Many school leaders have spent the summer focusing on the physical spaces to which our communities...