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Other Duties As Assigned  

  • Food Service
  • | Leadership

Food Truck from the Ground Up

This business officer dreamed up and developed a school-branded food truck.
4 min read


  • Compensation Strategies
  • | Research

Compensation: The Biggest Piece of the Pie

When changing the school's entire business model sounds like too much, consider tackling the school's biggest expense — compensation.
7 min read
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Business Intelligence  

  • Budget
  • | Facilities
  • | Maintenance

Trends in the Capital Spending Ratio This item is protected.

Even before the pandemic and recent economic challenges, many schools were not meeting the capital spending ratio to maintain their campuses.
3 min read
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  • Employee Benefits
  • | Human Resources

A Holistic Approach to Health Benefits

With anonymized data made available through a self-funded health insurance program, independent schools are tailoring their benefits to meet their employees’ specific needs.
6 min read

Risk & Compliance  

  • Misconduct
  • | Risk Management

What the Past Year Taught Us About Abuse Prevention This item is protected.

In-depth analysis of recent claims as well as trends in legislation and litigation reveal how schools can refresh their abuse prevention policies.
6 min read


  • Culture
  • | Human Resources
  • | Leadership

A Civil Action Plan This item is protected.

An uptick in workplace conflict warrants new attention to civility training.
10 min read
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Voices from the Field  

  • Change Management
  • | Leadership

2024 NBOA Annual Meeting: Brett Jacobsen: Chasing Signals of Change

NBOA Breakfast speaker Brett Jacobsen shares tips for cultivating a culture of innovation and adaptability within independent schools, laying the foundation for transformative growth.
6 min read
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  • Employee Leave
  • | Hiring
  • | Salary

Hiring a Permanent Substitute This item is protected.

A position created late in the pandemic continues to ensure faculty and staff wellbeing.
3 min read
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  • Compensation Strategies
  • | Employee Benefits
  • | Survey

Mission-Anchored Compensation Strategies: A Sampling

Following extensive research, NBOA has developed a suite of resources to help leaders at independent schools of every size, type and context recruit and retain mission-aligned professionals.
6 min read
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  • Culture
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

2024 NBOA Annual Meeting: Bertice Berry: Smarter Together

Drawing on her perspectives as both a sociologist and a comedian, NBOA Luncheon Award speaker Bertice Berry discusses the importance of learning from each other.
12 min read



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