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Voices from the Field  

  • Leadership
  • | Professional Development

The Business Office of One 7 min read

Business officers who are their school’s sole employee in finance share the highlights, challenges and opportunities they see.

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Human Resources
  • | Leadership

Leaders Are Not Responsible for Success. They Are Accountable for It. 5 min read

Four insights can help us meet the calls for leadership that have only been growing louder in recent years.
St. Stephen's Episcopal School

Strategies  

  • Athletics
  • | Hiring
  • | Salary

A Straight-Talking Stipend System 6 min read This item is protected.

Coaching stipends are notoriously difficult to standardize. This points-based system can help assure fair and well-reasoned compensation.

Projections  

  • Culture
  • | Employment

Show Them More Than the Money 7 min read

Increasing compensation is only one factor in teacher and staff retention. Consider how your school articulates value proposition to faculty members and listens to their concerns.
Aspen Academy student workers

Feature  

  • Employment
  • | Risk Management

All in the Family: Students on Staff 7 min read This item is protected.

The risks and rewards of putting parents and pupils on the payroll.
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Feature  

  • Employment
  • | Risk Management

All in the Family: Parents on the Payroll 13 min read This item is protected.

The risks and rewards of putting parents and pupils on the payroll.
The Downtown School
  • Enrollment
  • | Hiring

Room To Grow: Creating an Affordable Micro-School 4 min read

Lakeside School opened a no-frills micro-school that offers competitive teacher salaries and a tuition that is about half of neighboring independent schools. Lakeside School is one of three schools to receive this year's Innovation Excellence Award.
  • Membership
  • | Salary

NBOA To Launch Research on Innovative Faculty and Staff Compensation Models 3 min read

A grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation will enable data collection and resource development to help independent schools reshape their compensation structures.
  • Employee Benefits
  • | Tax

Tax Implications of Head-of-School Compensation Packages 6 min read

Fringe benefits included in head-of-school packages may help attract strong candidates, but be aware of compliance issues.
  • Compliance
  • | Hiring
  • | Labor Law

No-Poach Agreements: Compliance and Best Practices for Independent Schools 3 min read

How Do Antitrust Laws Affect Independent Schools?

CEO Notebook  

  • Human Resources
  • | Leadership

Key Questions To Combat the Great Resignation at Your School 5 min read

A deep understanding of your school’s talent pool is a competitive advantage.
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  • Change Management
  • | Human Resources
  • | Leadership

Powering On: Managing Conflict Within Independent Schools 18 min read This item is protected.

When polarizing issues come to campus, the business office can be a strong force in connecting the community.
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  • Human Resources
  • | Leadership

Voices from the Field: Full Stop 4 min read

Following the stress of the 2020–21 school year, one school experimented with a coordinated, school–wide break.
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Business Intelligence  

  • Enrollment
  • | Financing
  • | Salary

Business Intelligence: Fewer Students and More Staff Signal New Paradigms 4 min read

While enrollment has declined slightly over the past few years, staffing has increased. How can schools offset increased costs?
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Hiring
  • | Human Resources

Hiring at the Cultural Crossroads 14 min read This item is protected.

Despite significant changes in hiring processes over the past year, implicit bias remains. It can be mitigated.

Risk & Compliance  

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Hiring
  • | Human Resources

Risk & Compliance: Diverse Hiring Practices Without Discrimination 6 min read

Make sure your school’s best efforts don’t run afoul of anti-discrimination laws.
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  • Human Resources
  • | Pandemic

Get Well(ness) Soon 13 min read This item is protected.

Schools are rethinking wellness programs to drive tangible improvements in staff and faculty wellbeing.
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Strategies  

  • Human Resources
  • | Technology

Strategies: School Culture and the Cloud 8 min read

Encourage acceptance of — and minimize resistance to — remote hires or cloud-based processes by engaging in these distinct steps.
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  • Hiring
  • | Risk Management
  • | Technology

What Don’t I Know? The Importance of Social Media Screening 5 min read

Amber Stockham: What can a school learn from a social media check?
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  • Employment
  • | Hiring
  • | Salary

Benchmarking 2022-23 Salary Changes: NBOA Flash Survey 3 min read This item is protected.

A recent flash survey shows that most schools are anticipating wage increases for both new hires and retained employees. 

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