Facilities

Overcoming Space Limitations: Insights from the 2023-24 NBOA Leadership Academy

Outdoor classrooms, flexible scheduling and virtual learning options are just three strategies for independent schools facing space constraints.

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A Facility Director’s First 100 Days

Observing campus operations, engaging with staff and collaborating with leadership are crucial steps for new facility directors to develop a successful action plan.
3 min read
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  • Budget
  • | Contract
  • | Software

Efficient Expansion: Outsourcing School Business Tasks

Outsourcing can help independent schools address higher-level priorities, enhance operational capabilities and ensure compliance.
7 min read
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  • Leadership
  • | Technology

Predictive Financial Modeling with AI: Insights from the 2023-24 NBOA Leadership Academy

AI offers the independent school business office immediate benefits, and promises a more automated and efficient future.
5 min read
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CEO Notebook  

  • Human Resources
  • | Leadership
  • | Performance Management

Feedback That Moves Everyone Forward

These three tips can help you deliver or solicit feedback that will spur professional growth.
4 min read
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  • Facilities
  • | Leadership

Overcoming Space Limitations: Insights from the 2023-24 NBOA Leadership Academy This item is protected.

Outdoor classrooms, flexible scheduling and virtual learning options are just three strategies for independent schools facing space constraints.
3 min read
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Other Duties As Assigned  

  • Leadership
  • | Membership

Break Time, Build Time

This business officer with his school’s HR director led Habitat for Humanity spring break trips for student volunteers.
4 min read
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CEO Notebook  

  • Policy
  • | Risk Management
  • | Technology

AI Risk and Reward

A few key takeaways from NBOA’s highly informative AI risk management town hall.
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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
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  • 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.
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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
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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.
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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

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  • Facilities
  • | Legal
  • | Planning

Ground Control This item is protected.

Before purchasing land or accepting a land donation, understand the financial, legal and local implications.
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