Business Operations

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Strategies  

  • Change Management
  • | Risk Management
  • | Technology

Strategies: Pivot-Ready Technology 5 min read

An incremental approach to systems upgrades helped this school meet evolving technological needs while maintaining a secure and reliable network.
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5 Minutes with  

  • Communication
  • | Technology

5 Minutes with Michael Nachbar: Knowing Your North 5 min read

Clearly communicating your school’s value proposition, which should be consistent whether learning happens in-person or online, will be key to weathering the challenges of the COVID-19 economy.
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  • Facilities
  • | Pandemic

The Healthy Building Movement 9 min read

Prioritizing the wellness of occupants in facilities management standards can help schools understand long-term sustainability goals more clearly and reduce energy consumption by 30%.
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  • Facilities
  • | Maintenance
  • | Technology

The Well-Connected Campus: Facilities and the Internet of Things 11 min read This item is protected.

Tapping the Internet of Things can reduce energy consumption and identify problem areas in facilities management.
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Safety & Security  

  • Pandemic
  • | Safety and Security

Safety & Security: Situational Awareness and Behavior Analysis 4 min read

After a long stretch of relative isolation, returning students may be ill at ease.
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  • Leadership
  • | Pandemic
  • | Technology

Tackling Technology Concerns Mid-Pandemic 7 min read

As schools address new needs in technology budgeting and privacy, the business officer-technology leadership partnership is more critical than ever. An interview with Christina Lewellen, executive director of ATLIS.
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  • Pandemic
  • | Risk Management
  • | Technology

The Lives of Others: Protecting Student Data Privacy 16 min read This item is protected.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and rapid school closures this past spring, new educational technologies provided a lifeline to schools, but some of these pose new privacy concerns.
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  • Facilities
  • | Pandemic
  • | Planning

Using a Feasibility Study To Drive Facilities Decisions 4 min read

This smaller scale intervention may help schools move forward on planned projects that would otherwise be shelved at this time.
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Safety & Security  

  • Risk Management
  • | Safety and Security

Safety & Security: Using a Vulnerability Assessment to Transform School Safety 6 min read

When families’ expectations around school security have changed, a comprehensive assessment and redesign of school safety approaches may pay dividends.
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  • Facilities
  • | Pandemic

Campus Space Planning During COVID-19 and Beyond 7 min read

As you reconfigure campus space, now is the perfect time to consider longer-term implications of campus space management.
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  • Facilities
  • | Maintenance
  • | Pandemic

HVAC Strategies for Safeguarding Wellness 7 min read

Adjusting strategies for diluting and filtering air can help mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19, while careful scheduling can save the school money.

CEO Notebook  

  • Facilities
  • | Planning

Four Ways To Make Summer Work for You 3 min read

From reopening campus to scenario planning to managing employee leave and more, these resources should ease your summer workload.
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Mission & Motivation  

  • Facilities
  • | Maintenance

Mission & Motivation: More Than Brick Deep 4 min read

Maintaining not only curb appeal but also sufficient maintenance reserves will ensure our schools’ missions endure for generations to come.
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  • Facilities
  • | Pandemic

Managing Your Empty Campus 10 min read

A well-managed long-term unoccupancy can save schools significant resources.
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Strategies  

  • Contract
  • | Employment
  • | Facilities

Strategies: Approaching the Outsourcing Decision 4 min read

Cost alone should not drive decisions to keep services in-house or not — consider a more complete value proposition.
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  • Culture
  • | Environmental Sustainability
  • | Facilities

Built for Wellness 10 min read This item is protected.

Independent schools have moved wellness out of the gym and into spaces where everyone can benefit.
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  • Facilities
  • | Pandemic
  • | Planning

Considerations for Reopening Independent School Campuses 17 min read This item is protected.

School leaders will need to rethink everything from physical space to agreements to funding sources.
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  • Facilities
  • | Leadership
  • | Technology

Down to the Wire: Tech and Capital Projects 5 min read

Involving tech leaders early in capital construction projects could save schools 10% on lost costs.
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  • Cash Management
  • | Cybersecurity
  • | Risk Management

Double Take: Preventing Financial Cybercrime 12 min read This item is protected.

No school is immune from the rising threat of financial cybercrime. Accounting, tech and legal insights help keep everyone on their toes.
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Safety & Security  

  • Risk Management
  • | Safety and Security

Safety & Security: Drill Down 6 min read

Regular exercises can make safety policies and procedures stick and help your school fully prepare for an emergency.

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