Business Operations

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  • Crisis Management
  • | Safety and Security

Three Common Myths in School Security Planning 5 min read This item is protected.

With school shootings at record high, it’s important to identify common safety and security myths and the truths that make a difference in school decision-making.

CEO Notebook  

  • Cybersecurity
  • | Risk Management

Your School’s Cyber Risk Management Requires Teamwork 3 min read

As cyber threats to K12 schools escalate, NBOA and ATLIS have issued updated guidance on cyber insurance to reflect the critical collaboration behind effective management.
  • Facilities
  • | Planning

Wellness by Design: Ideas and Actions for a Healthier Campus 7 min read

To help combat adolescent stress and to give both students and staff a breather, schools are investing in school wellness centers that emphasize connectedness.

Projections  

  • Cybersecurity
  • | Technology

Inescapable Changes in Cybersecurity 6 min read

Cyber insurance was once a simple and inexpensive add-on to basic coverage. Now it’s a complicated and essential piece of any comprehensive plan.
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  • Risk Management
  • | Technology

After the Firewall Falls 12 min read This item is protected.

When a school experiences a cyber breach, a well-conceived communications plan can go a long way towards building community trust.
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  • Culture
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Technology

Digital Accessibility: Operational and Cultural Considerations 7 min read This item is protected.

When those overseeing physical and digital accommodations work together, the impact on school culture is stronger and more inclusive.
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Feature  

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Legal
  • | Technology

Digital Accessibility: Legal Considerations 10 min read This item is protected.

Recent ADA guidance puts new emphasis on making websites and digital assets accessible to all.
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  • Enrollment
  • | Technology

Rethinking the Advancement Tech Stack 5 min read

Advancement teams are drowning in software, but it’s often de-centralized and doesn’t always meet every need. Is your school’s advancement tech stack moving you forward or holding you back?
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Business Intelligence  

  • Facilities
  • | Maintenance

How Old Is Your Plant Now? 5 min read This item is protected.

The financial answer is a simple calculation that will help your school manage resources strategically.
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  • Culture
  • | Facilities

Building on Culture: Interpretive Master Planning 10 min read This item is protected.

An interpretive master planning process can assure the future vision of a campus truly serves the needs of the entire school community.
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  • Facilities
  • | Transportation

The Driving Force: Optimizing Transportation 12 min read This item is protected.

School-provided transportation can buoy enrollment and diversity, but developing a cost- and time-efficient model is tricky business.

Projections  

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • | Facilities

Projections: Three Facilities Trends That Take Us Beyond COVID 7 min read

Facilities changes made during COVID are being taken to the next level as school prepare for the longer-term future.
  • Enrollment
  • | Technology

Engaging Online Learners for Greater Financial Sustainability 4 min read

Expanding online curriculum can also promote on-campus engagement opportunities.
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  • Environmental Sustainability
  • | Facilities

Working Wellness into School Facilities: 4 Trends 4 min read

Wellness features and healthy design offer simpler, more flexible community spaces where students can relax and restore from the increased stresses of everyday life.
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  • Facilities
  • | Pandemic

Using Pandemic-Related Government Funding To Purchase Portable Air Purifiers 4 min read

Investing in commercial grade air purifying systems can help protect your school’s “danger zones” — from cafeterias to locker rooms to the nurse’s office.
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Risk & Compliance  

  • Cybersecurity
  • | Risk Management

Bracing for a Tumultuous Cyber Insurance Marketplace 7 min read

Five ways to better position your school for lower rates — and protect your network from cyberattacks.
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  • Leadership
  • | Technology

Other Duties as Assigned: Coaching the E-Team 5 min read

Esports are like others sports and also not, which is their appeal for this business officer.
  • Facilities
  • | Leadership
  • | Risk Management

Announcing the 2022 Recipients of the Distinguished Business Officer and Outstanding School Support Awards 5 min read

Every year since 1999, NBOA’s Ken White Distinguished Business Officer Award has recognized an exceptionally active and inspiring individual who has dedicated their career to the support of others within our community. A
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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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