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Risk & Compliance: Avoiding the Summertime Pandemic Blues

Human Resources | What schools need to know as they enter the summer camp hiring season. Article by Grace H. Lee and Ashley Sykes, Venable LLP From the May/June 2021 Net Assets magazine Planning for summer during a global pandemic requires schools, parents and students to...


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Abuse Can Be a Preventable Risk

Risk Management | Boarding, camp and auxiliary programs are in a unique position to mitigate this danger. “Do not treat abuse, or abuse incidents, as if they are natural disasters, impossible to prevent,” advised J. Ross Mitchell, JD, an account manager at Praesidium , in his session, ...


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Safety & Security: Unfortunate Outcomes for Popular Safety Programs

Risk Management | Options-based active-shooter response training programs have resulted in more casualties than other methods. So why are many schools still using them? Article by Michael Dorn, Safe Havens International From the January/February 2021 Net Assets magazine ...


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Anticipating a Hard Property and Casualty Insurance Market in 2021

Risk Management | These eight strategies can help you lower what are likely to be larger than usual premium increases in the coming year. By Jeff Olsen, Fred C. Church The past year has proven to be one of the toughest insurance years for independent schools since the mid-1980s....


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Strategies: Pivot-Ready Technology

Technology | An incremental approach to systems upgrades helped this school meet evolving technological needs while maintaining a secure and reliable network. Article by Jason Devin, Ben Bronz Academy From the November/December 2020 Net Assets magazine Feature image: A...


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Risk & Compliance: Safe Ergonomics When Working from Home

Risk Management | ADA and workers’ compensation accommodations apply in remote environments when employees are asked to telework. Article by Stefanie Nobriga, Bolton & Company From the November/December 2020 Net Assets magazine Stefanie Nobriga, Bolton &...


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Addressing COVID-19 Concerns in School Emergency Drill Approaches

Risk Management | How to physically distance while conducting safety drills today — without creating harmful habits that last beyond the pandemic. Article by Michael Dorn, Safe Havens International One of the many challenges the COVID pandemic has created for independent schools is...


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Risk & Compliance: Data Safety During a Pandemic

Financial Management | What school staff members need to know as they work from home and handle increased requests for refunds. Article by Angela Nielsen, FACTS From the September/October 2020 Net Assets magazine Families trust their schools with a great deal of sensitive...


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Handling Political Speech in the Workplace

Human Resources | The right to free speech does not extend to the private workplace, but understanding state and local laws can protect your school from legal risk and weather the upcoming political season. By Amber Stockham With the race for the presidency and contested Senate seats...


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5 Minutes with Ron Wanglin: Rising Claims Will Lift All Rates

Risk Management | Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the insurance market was experiencing a sea change. As the pandemic unfolds, employment law and educators’ legal liability will likely increase as well. Interview by Cecily Garber Feature Image: Ron Wanglin accepting the Sarah Daignault...