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Financial Management

  • Financial Management | To mitigate financial risk, focus on closing, rather than filling, the gap. Article by Elizabeth ...

  • CEO Notebook | The data in NBOA’s new Tuition Discounting Report for PK-12 Independent Schools may not be as troubling ...

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  • Financial Management | While lessons from this pandemic and response are ongoing, data from the 2008 financial crisis ...

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Risk Management

  • Risk Management | A self-evaluation process can help inform decisions and navigate new restrictions.  By Clare Sisisky, Global Education Benchmark Group Many schools have signature or well-loved programs that ...

  • 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 ...

  • Risk Management | When communicating about difficult issues, do not aim to avoid conflict but rather strive to convey the school's work and the spirit in which it is done. Interview by Amber Stockham From the ...

Enrollment & Financial Aid

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | As the pandemic drives more students to independent schools, business officers need to focus on big-picture strategies for tuition policies and other factors. From the July/August ...

  • Financial Management | The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted almost everything about independent schools this past year. Is tuition setting next? Article by Stacey Freed From the March/April 2021   Net Assets magazine ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Assessing your school's enrollment size can help school leaders and the board understand long-term admissions goals more clearly and adapt to changing circumstances. Article by ...

Facilities

  • Facilities | Schools looking to reduce energy consumption can begin conservation measures now with low-hanging fruit, ...

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  • Facilities | Reserving funds is one way to manage the costs of protecting physical assets. Article by Elizabeth Dabney ...

  • Facilities | Against the backdrop of the pandemic, summer and auxiliary program directors take on more diverse roles ...

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Leadership

  • Leadership | McWhirter’s discretionary financial planning skills have helped The Pennington School reduce debt, grow ...

  • CEO Notebook | Our schools will need strong business office leadership far beyond our current crises. Jeffrey ...

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  • Leadership | Mancos led Charlotte Country Day School through three capital campaigns that enabled the construction of ...

Human Resources

  • Human Resources | Increased communication about school planning, newly adjusted leave policies and wellness services ...

  • Human Resources | Schools are not obligated to automatically renew telework accommodations, but they must engage in ...

  • CEO Notebook | Recruitment and retention efforts are vital in a hot labor market. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE ...

Technology

  • Technology | An effective approach considers data, devices, software, employee training, backup systems and crisis management. ...

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  • Technology | An incremental approach to systems upgrades helped this school meet evolving technological needs while ...

  • Technology | Tapping the Internet of Things can reduce energy consumption and identify problem areas in facilities management. ...

In the News

  • (from the New York Times) Across the country, school districts are desperate to fill jobs. Some are struggling to retain ...

  • (from FEI Daily and MarketWatch) As Harvard University announced last week that its endowment is divested from fossil fuel ...

  • (from CNN) Americans have grown more supportive of coronavirus vaccine mandates for workers, students, and in everyday public ...