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Financial Management

  • 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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  • CEO Notebook | Relaying your financial story while building trust and buy-in is more than an essential skill, it’s good ...

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Risk Management

  • Risk Management | Despite progress, the pay gap between men and women still exists. Learn what independent schools can do to ensure equitable pay practices. By Linda Johnson, J.D., McLane Middleton , and Jeffrey ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

Enrollment & Financial Aid

  • 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 ...

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | When the business office and admissions team can see each other's point of view, a school is primed to thrive. Article by Steve Salvo, St. Mary’s Episcopal School From the November/December ...

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  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Pressures on the financial aid budget aren’t just financial. Agreeing upon values and sticking to them help make every dollar count — and the school community stronger. Article by ...

Facilities

  • 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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  • Facilities | Developing a tactical campus master plan begins with a future vision of the institution that realigns facilities ...

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Leadership

  • CEO Notebook | The next generation of business officers is making connections virtually this week. How will we be meeting ...

  • Leadership | School business leaders have learned and innovated their way through the pandemic. Now they are looking ...

  • Leadership | Cody Murphy played a foundational role in the development of business office practices that have helped ...

Human Resources

  • Human Resources | A well-crafted head of school contract can help pave the way for a successful headship. Head of ...

  • Human Resources | Across the country, relaxed COVID-19 regulations are coming into force or will soon. Here's a look ...

  • Human Resources | Many independent schools will continue to offer a remote work option to eligible employees, some of ...

Technology

  • Technology | Moving to cloud-based processes — and the holy grail of systems integration — is not a matter of if but ...

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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) Brown University economist Emily Oster has become something of a lodestar for many affluent parents ...

  • This spring, NBOA engaged engineers and industrial hygienists from Environmental Health & Engineering to provide an ...

  • The Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) has approved the use of NBOA’s Practical Guidance for Independent ...