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About NBOA

Founded in 1998, NBOA is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to advancing business excellence in independent schools. NBOA's continued success stems from its active and growing network of members who openly and collaboratively promote best practices and standards of excellence across all business operations within independent schools, including finance, accounting, human resources, information technology, risk management, tax compliance and facilities.

NBOA membership includes more than 1,200 schools from every region in the United States as well as international schools in Canada, Mexico and 13 other countries around the globe. Combined enrollment of member schools exceeds 226,000 students; combined budgets are nearly $5 billion.


NBOA develops, delivers, and promotes best business practices to advance independent schools.


NBOA member schools provide excellence in education supported by world-class business operations.

FLSA Resources for Independent Schools


The Department of Labor's proposed changes to the overtime rules in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will greatly impact independent schools. Under the final rules published May 18 and due to take effect December 1, your school may have to make major changes to employee classifications and overtime policies. Here is an overview of the new regulations, along with links to several NBOA resources providing additional information.