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Financial Management

  • Financial Management | Article by Jennifer Osland Hillen As previously discussed in NBOA coverage, several ...

  • CEO Notebook | How is the BIIS data-collection platform different, and how can it help you? Jeffrey Shields, ...

  • Financial Management | At some point this year, you will be looking for data points that could help with setting ...

Risk Management

  • Risk Management | While active shooter events draw overwhelming attention, sympathy and concern, reactions to them should not drive a school’s safety and preparedness policies, said safety experts from Kiernan ...

  • Risk Management | Faculty and staff who have completed popular active shooter training programs often perform worse in simulations than those with no training, according to this school safety expert.  Article ...

  • Risk Management | How much time, energy and focus do independent schools place on the titanic risks that accompany athletic events?  Article by Steve Mandell, Big Back Pack In the South, football season ...

Enrollment & Financial Aid

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Search anywhere on the Gordon School website, and you will not find mention of financial aid. That is intentional. Administrators at the 330-student preschool through grade 8 day ...

  • Projections | How can schools employ mission-fit financial aid awards without harming their financial health? Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Picture a group of business officers having ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Independent schools in the Seattle area meet regularly to learn and support one another as they work to improve financial aid policies and strategies. Article by Debra Lee-Rizzi, ...

Facilities

  • Facilities | For an informal glimpse into how your peers are handling a situation, check out NBOA's surveying ...

  • Facilities | Students at private schools are particularly high-risk for these serious but treatable illnesses. ...

  • Risk Management | Consider everything from new construction to the fall return of faculty and students. Article ...

Leadership

  • Leadership | Smith implemented a regular risk audit, which spurred his school to raise limits on fire damage just ...

  • Leadership | Transforming 3,000 square feet of underused space, this K-8 independent school became the first in ...

  • Leadership | The Northwest School’s long-held commitment to sustainability comes full circle in its purchasing ...

Human Resources

  • Human Resources | Supporters cite fewer mistakes, improved student health and streamlined processes. Article ...

  • Human Resources | Judge as we would wish to be judged: For this head of school, performance assessments are highly ...

  • Human Resources | A privacy policy can help ensure students’ data is safe with your school — and build trust with ...

Technology

  • Technology | A single-platform school information system can make a school operate more effectively. But there’s ...

  • Projections | Let’s take a collective breath and identify technology tools that will work for our schools. Jeffrey ...

  • Technology | To meet evolving technology needs, independent schools use a variety of staffing options, some outsourcing ...

In the News

  • (from The Atlantic) Smoke from the latest round of devastating fires in California has forced school closures along with ...

  • (from the New York Times) In the largest ever gift of its kind, billionaire Michael Bloomberg has announced plans to donate ...

  • (from the American Academy of Pediatrics)  The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its 2010 guidance on the care ...