Budget

Inflation on the Menu

Independent school dining programs leverage financially sustainable strategies to nourish their communities.

Brewster Academy food provider cooks over a gas range stove


CEO Notebook  

  • Policy
  • | Risk Management
  • | Technology

AI Risk and Reward

A few key takeaways from NBOA’s highly informative AI risk management town hall.
5 min read
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Voices from the Field  

  • Audit
  • | Facilities
  • | Leadership

Coming Around Again

2024 Ken White Distinguished Business Officer on construction queries, long-term teaching and business officer generosity.
9 min read
GROWTH CONCEPT

Strategies  

  • Cash Management
  • | Endowment
  • | Financing

Growing Your School’s Cash Reserves — and Using Them Wisely This item is protected.

Every school should have a clear board policy about operating cash and PPRRSM reserves, as well as a plan for using the idle cash.
6 min read
Brewster Academy food provider cooks over a gas range stove
  • Budget
  • | Cash Management
  • | Food Service

Inflation on the Menu This item is protected.

Independent school dining programs leverage financially sustainable strategies to nourish their communities.
13 min read
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Risk & Compliance  

  • Accounting
  • | Environmental Sustainability
  • | Tax

Claiming Green Tax Credits from the Inflation Reduction Act This item is protected.

Nonprofit independent schools can receive direct cash payments when investing in renewable energy technology.
3 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Employment
  • | Labor Law
  • | Salary

The New Overtime Rules: Be Aware, Not Afraid

In the wake of recent legal rulings, all independent schools have come away with a big win, but some may face challenges under the new overtime rules.
4 min read
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Feature  

  • Employment
  • | Legal
  • | Misconduct

Preventing Abuse in Athletic Coaching

Emotional and physical abuse of young athletes calls for a fresh approach to prevention and response.
7 min read
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Business Intelligence  

  • Budget
  • | Maintenance
  • | PPRRSM

Positive Change in PPRRSM This item is protected.

An increased percentage of independent schools report having a PPRRSM reserve.
3 min read
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Risk & Compliance  

  • Compliance
  • | Legal

Are Religious Schools Exempt from Anti-Discrimination Laws? This item is protected.

How the ADA, Title VII, Title IX and NLRA may or may not apply to religious independent schools.
9 min read

Projections  

  • Facilities
  • | Leadership
  • | Maintenance

From Boiler Room to Board Room

Today’s independent school facilities director handles far more than maintenance; they should share a long-term vision for the campus.
6 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Boards and Trustees
  • | Governance
  • | Leadership

A Partnership of Trust

Here’s a recipe for success of the board chair-executive director relationship.
3 min read
secure employment concept
  • Employment
  • | Hiring
  • | Marketing

Securing the Workforce: Insights from the 2023-24 NBOA Leadership Academy

To combat teacher shortages, consider pipeline programs, housing incentives, teacher training centers, and targeted marketing.
3 min read
partnership concept
  • Change Management
  • | Leadership

Finding Your Strategic Partner: Insights from the 2023-24 NBOA Leadership Academy

School leaders explored how conducting a self-assessment and embracing innovation can set schools on the path for successful partnerships.
3 min read

Feature  

  • Facilities
  • | Legal
  • | Planning

Ground Control This item is protected.

Before purchasing land or accepting a land donation, understand the financial, legal and local implications.
16 min read
  • Culture
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Professional Development

Creating an Equitable Workplace

When remote work is an option for some employees but not others, how can school leaders foster inclusion and belonging among all faculty and staff members?
5 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Change Management
  • | Leadership

First Listen: The Net Assets Podcast

Our first episode delves into bold leadership decisions that led to successful enrollment growth at one boarding school.
4 min read
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  • Accounting
  • | Risk Management
  • | Technology

Automating Accounts Payable to Prevent Fraud

Facing the threat of financial fraud, schools can enhance their financial security by automating accounts payable.
3 min read
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Voices from the Field  

  • Leadership
  • | Membership

What Do Students Know About the Independent School Business Office?

This student learned what the business office really does and then surveyed fellow students to see if they understood the extent of the work.
4 min read
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Other Duties As Assigned  

  • Admission
  • | Enrollment
  • | Leadership

Development and Daring Do

After a career transition, a dedicated parent volunteer-turned-development officer took on the business office as well when the need arose at her small school.
4 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership
  • | Technology

AI That Serves You

We’re learning from each other how our schools and community can make use of this exciting and ever-changing technology.
4 min read

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