Business Operations

  • Budget
  • | Facilities

Business Office Basics: The Annual Capital Budget & The Multi-Year Plant Renewals Schedule

These two schedules go hand in hand – each supports the other.
4 min read
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Strategies  

  • Facilities
  • | Maintenance

Never Let a Deferred Maintenance Project Go to Waste This item is protected.

When this South Florida school needed to replace an aging sea wall, it became an opportunity for enhanced student learning and community impact.
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  • Crisis Management
  • | Safety and Security

Three Common Myths in School Security Planning 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.
5 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Cybersecurity
  • | Risk Management

Your School’s Cyber Risk Management Requires Teamwork

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.
3 min read
  • Facilities
  • | Planning

Wellness by Design: Ideas and Actions for a Healthier Campus

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

Projections  

  • Cybersecurity
  • | Technology

Inescapable Changes in Cybersecurity

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.
6 min read
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Feature  

  • Risk Management
  • | Technology

After the Firewall Falls 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.
12 min read
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  • Culture
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Technology

The Business Case for DEI: Digital Accessibility: Operational and Cultural Considerations This item is protected.

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

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Legal
  • | Technology

The Business Case for DEI: Digital Accessibility: Legal Considerations This item is protected.

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

Rethinking the Advancement Tech Stack

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?
5 min read
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Business Intelligence  

  • Facilities
  • | Maintenance

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

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

Building on Culture: Interpretive Master Planning 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.
10 min read
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  • Facilities
  • | Transportation

The Driving Force: Optimizing Transportation This item is protected.

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

Projections  

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • | Facilities

Projections: Three Facilities Trends That Take Us Beyond COVID

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

Engaging Online Learners for Greater Financial Sustainability

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

Working Wellness into School Facilities: 4 Trends

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

Using Pandemic-Related Government Funding To Purchase Portable Air Purifiers

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.
4 min read
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Risk & Compliance  

  • Cybersecurity
  • | Risk Management

Bracing for a Tumultuous Cyber Insurance Marketplace

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

Other Duties as Assigned: Coaching the E-Team

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

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

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
5 min read

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