Business Operations

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Strategies  

  • Facilities
  • | Safety and Security

Strategies: Cool Heads, Safer Spaces: The Value of Security Training

It’s impossible to predict every threat to a school campus, but security training can help faculty and staff respond appropriately should an emergency arise.
3 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Risk Management
  • | Safety and Security

A School Where “P” Means Protection

Presence, process and protocols: Best practices from a head of school who is also a certified school safety manager.
4 min read
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  • Procedures
  • | Technology

The Digital Archives

There may be a real business case for digitizing years (or decades) of your school’s administrative records and historical documents.
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5 Minutes with  

  • Facilities
  • | Risk Management

5 Minutes with Brian King and Derek Symer: There’s Something in the Air

From the crumb rubber in artificial turf to Wi-Fi radiation, pollution exposures are mounting for independent schools.
8 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Facilities
  • | Technology

Prepping Your School for Project-Based Learning

Creating student-centered learning spaces doesn't have to break the bank.
3 min read
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Strategies  

  • Facilities

Strategies: Up and Out: Preparing for a Campus Move

Tips for ensuring the success of your next building move-out or campus relocation. 
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  • Risk Management
  • | Safety and Security

Preventing the Unthinkable

From the archives: What your school can do to protect itself from security threats.
12 min read
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Risk & Compliance  

  • Risk Management
  • | Technology

Risk & Compliance: Cybersecurity and Master Planning

One of the best times to address cybersecurity risks is before building or remodeling. Do not rely solely on your IT team.
3 min read
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  • Facilities
  • | Human Resources

Gorgeous Campus Seeks Renaissance Caretakers: Recruiting Facilities Talent This item is protected.

Proactive succession planning helps schools staff increasingly complex facilities leadership positions.
6 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Change Management
  • | Culture
  • | Facilities

The End of the Faculty-Owned Classroom: a Win-Win for Teachers and Schools?

There's lots to like in shared classrooms and faculty co-working spaces.
4 min read
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  • Accounting
  • | Facilities

Fixed Assets, Unpredictable Accounting This item is protected.

Don't be caught off-guard when it comes to your campus's valuable fixed assets, whatever their condition and stage of life.
8 min read
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  • Facilities

Operation Farm-to-Table

Schools that blur the line between food service operations and student learning bring campus communities closer — and hone their value proposition.
12 min read

Projections  

  • Facilities
  • | Leadership

We’re in This Together. Now, Where Are We Going?

The business officer and facilities director must work as a team in tackling challenges and envisioning possibilities. 
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  • Facilities
  • | Maintenance

Building into the Future: Modernizing School Facilities This item is protected.

Critical decisions about technology interfaces, not gears and machines, drive successful modernization projects. "Whatever big system we're integrating these days involves our IT department."
12 min read
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  • Culture
  • | Facilities

Designing School Facilities That Enhance Mission

A flexible approach to school space enables students to grow within and outside the classroom.
3 min read
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  • Facilities
  • | Human Resources

Who’s Going to Maintain the Campus?

From the archives: Trade shortages and cost concerns prompt more schools to evaluate pros and cons of outsourcing facilities and operations maintenance.
8 min read
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  • Technology

Tech Insider: Google Keep and FitDesk

Tech to get organized and fit in the business office.
2 min read
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  • Facilities
  • | Human Resources

Anticipating Retirements, Gleaning Institutional Knowledge: One School’s Approach

When key financial officers and facilities personnel retire at the same time, how do you prepare the school for the transition? 
2 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Facilities

Bricks and Mortar in the New World Order of PreK-12 Education

Our schools’ physical plants must support our value propositions in demonstrable ways that align with the investments we ask families to make.
2 min read
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  • Facilities
  • | Software

Tech Insider: PlanGrid

A construction-management app captures key details.
1 min read

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