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Safety & Security: Coming Out of the Storm

Risk Management | Strong emergency communications and visual alerts helped one school manage a safer return to campus. Article by Joseph Shanahan, The Episcopal Academy From the July/August 2021 Net Assets magazine During my time as the director of campus safety for The...


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Lessons From the Great Recession and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Financial Management | While lessons from this pandemic and response are ongoing, data from the 2008 financial crisis may help inform what lies ahead. Article by James Pugh, James Pugh & Associates, Ed Biddle, The Masters School , and Robert Sedivy The following is an excerpt...


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NBOA HR Roundup: Vaccination Requirements, Mask Guidelines, Attendance Policies

Human Resources | Across the country, relaxed COVID-19 regulations are coming into force or will soon. Here's a look at some of the rule changes that may impact independent schools. Article by Amber Stockham While schools have been saying goodbye to graduates and retirees — and...


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A Hopeful Outlook

CEO Notebook | Our collective, never-ending recognition of the past year as the most challenging, exhausting and memorable of our entire professional careers may soon be in for a reversal of fortune. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO At first, one could...


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Projections: Powering the Flywheel

Projections | As light from the tunnel’s end comes into focus, our charge is to maintain the spirit of innovation through the pandemic’s final stages and beyond. From the March/April 2021 Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO As we near...


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Announcing the Inaugural Innovation Award Recipients

CEO Notebook | These schools have capitalized on their strengths to serve essential community needs and build a stronger financial future. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I am excited to announce, for the first time, the recipients of the Jeffrey Shields...


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PPP Round 2: Determining and Demonstrating Loan Eligibility

Financial Management | Review the criteria that determines if your independent school is eligible for the new round of federal support and how much it may receive, be it your school’s first or second draw. By Christopher S. Maynard, CPA, Klatzkin Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,...


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Regulatory Update: FFCRA Spurs W-2 Corrections

(from the Society of Human Resources Management) Some employers, particularly smaller ones, have been surprised by the new requirement to report wages paid for leave taken under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on employees' W-2 forms. But W-2s, which must be provided to...


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Four Key Questions for a Post-Pandemic World

CEO Notebook | What is still missing from our new modes of program delivery and how can we leverage the changes we’ve made thus far? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO While I would wager all of us are looking for a calmer and saner 2021, an objective analysis...


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Planning for 2021 Summer Programs

Facilities | As the COVID-19 pandemic promises to dissipate somewhat but not yet disappear, this summer will be yet another novel experience for independent schools, different from all the summers before. Consider these best practices for safe and successful programming. By Nat...