Business Operations

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Strategies  

  • Human Resources
  • | Technology

Strategies: School Culture and the Cloud

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

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

Amber Stockham: What can a school learn from a social media check?
5 min read
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  • Financing
  • | Investments
  • | Technology

FAQ: Cryptocurrency and the Business Office

What business officers need to know about the latest changes in technology and digital strategy.
3 min read
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  • Facilities

Clean Air: Ventilation Is the Foundation

Ventilation improvements and regular inspections can lower the risk of infection on campus.
6 min read
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  • Risk Management
  • | Technology

School Wide Web This item is protected.

As technology grows more complex, it’s increasingly important that schools include tech leaders at the highest levels of school decision making.
12 min read
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Strategies  

  • Risk Management
  • | Technology

Strategies: A Multilayered Approach to Cybersecurity

An effective approach considers data, devices, software, employee training, backup systems and crisis management.
8 min read

Projections  

  • Pandemic
  • | Technology

Projections: The Next Iteration of Independent Education

School will likely look different in coming years, in everything from our markets to our staffing approach to the ubiquitous touch of technology on and off campus.
8 min read
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  • Audit
  • | Technology

The Future of Auditing in Schools

With careful planning, a mostly remote audit can improve teamwork and more meaningful communication between auditors and school staff.
7 min read
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  • Environmental Sustainability
  • | Facilities

Finding Financial Gains with a Lower Carbon Footprint

Schools looking to reduce energy consumption can begin conservation measures now with low-hanging fruit, and extend their savings with a well-conceived plan.
5 min read
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Safety & Security  

  • Pandemic
  • | Safety and Security

Safety & Security: Coming Out of the Storm

Strong emergency communications and visual alerts helped one school manage a safer return to campus.
4 min read
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Strategies  

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Facilities

Strategies: Holding Ourselves Accountable

As the pandemic drives more students to independent schools, business officers need to focus on big-picture strategies for tuition policies and other factors.
4 min read
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  • Leadership
  • | Technology

Award Winner Spotlight: Quentin Voyles, Saint Edward's School

Voyles has formed strong and trusting relationships with faculty, which has led to piloting new classroom technologies and continual improvements in delivering education.
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5 Minutes with  

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Facilities
  • | Summer Camp

5 Minutes with Karen McCann McClelland and Nat Saltonstall: Masters of Innovation

Against the backdrop of the pandemic, summer and auxiliary program directors take on more diverse roles while looking for new ways to add value.
9 min read
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  • Facilities
  • | Planning

Plan for Success: Campus Master Planning This item is protected.

Developing a tactical campus master plan begins with a future vision of the institution that realigns facilities with mission.
13 min read
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Risk & Compliance  

  • Hiring
  • | Risk Management
  • | Summer Camp

Risk & Compliance: Avoiding the Summertime Pandemic Blues

What schools need to know as they enter the summer camp hiring season.
6 min read
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  • Environmental Sustainability
  • | Facilities

360 Degree Sustainability This item is protected.

Successful efforts at sustainability are embedded in programming and measurable.
13 min read
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  • Facilities
  • | Maintenance

Not Just Mitigating COVID But Monitoring Wellness

Extensive facilities monitoring has helped Friends Seminary not only limit the spread of COVID-19 but inspire new ideas about tracking wellness indicators far beyond the pandemic.
8 min read
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  • Change Management
  • | Pandemic
  • | Technology

Time for Cloud 9: Automating the Business Office This item is protected.

Moving to cloud-based processes — and the holy grail of systems integration — is not a matter of if but when. “We’re no longer moving incrementally.”
17 min read
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Safety & Security  

  • Risk Management
  • | Safety and Security

Safety & Security: Unfortunate Outcomes for Popular Safety Programs

Options-based active-shooter response training programs have resulted in more casualties than other methods. So why are many schools still using them?
7 min read
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Strategies  

  • Human Resources
  • | RFP
  • | Technology

Strategies: Transitioning to an HR Information System

How to make the RFP process work for your school and implement the new system smoothly.
7 min read

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