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Five Areas of Technological Risk in Independent Schools

Risk Management | Strong digital use policies, trainings and behavioral standards can protect schools from these emerging technology related risks. Article by David Wolowitz, McLane Middleton This information is provided for general educational purposes only. It should not be relied...


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Independent Schools Prepare for Coronavirus

Risk Management | Schools are tackling health preparations, trip considerations and community communications among other measures. As the spread of novel coronavirus (nCoV), named COVID-19 as of February 11, 2020, shows no sign of abating, independent schools continue to prepare for a...


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A Considered Response to Coronavirus

CEO Notebook | As recommendations quickly change, schools are seeking to mitigate risk while maintaining a steady course. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO The past couple of weeks have offered no shortage of news specific to independent schools. The Supreme...


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Risk & Compliance: Out of Sight, Top of Mind

Risk Management | Strategies for preventing and addressing cyberbullying and other internet-based student misconduct. Article by Julie Fay, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, and Jeff Olsen, Fred C. Church Inc. From the January/February 2020 Net Assets magazine It used to be that a student...


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Alternative Proteins Raise Allergen Concerns

Risk Management | New products that mimic ground beef are all the rage, but they may pose a problem for those with peanut allergies. Article by Jessica Holler, SAGE Dining Services Alternative meat products have proliferated. Different from traditional meatless options, such as black...


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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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5 Minutes with Constance Neary and Alex Miller, United Educators: Shifts, Not Quakes, in the Risk Landscape

Risk Management | External pressures have replaced operational pressures as top-of-mind risks among school leaders, while sexual misconduct issues continue to reverberate at a national level. Interview by Cecily Garber From the July/August 2019 Net Assets magazine Contance Neary ...


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To Stay Secure, Think Like a Fraudster

Risk Management The longer a fraudster has been at a school, the larger the losses and the less likely he or she will be suspected. Knowing what motivates fraudsters can supplement internal controls in mitigating risk. By John Buckley, AAFCPAs From the July/August 2019 Net Assets...


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When Tragedy Knocks: Losing a Faculty Member

Risk Management | No one on campus wants to consider what happens after the death of a colleague or their own passing, but preparing for the worst will help everyone in a time of grief. Article by Scott Allenby, Proctor Academy From the July/August 2019 Net Assets magazine All...


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Who’s in the Room? Calling Witnesses in School Investigations

Human Resources | When a school undertakes a misconduct investigation, deciding who to call as a witness is not always clear. Three independent school lawyers weigh in. This piece is a supplement to the feature article, “ With Justice for All: Misconduct Investigations. ” Three attorneys...