Business Operations

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Strategies  

  • Risk Management
  • | Safety and Security

Strategies: Keys to Great Security Guards? Care and Training 5 min read

The case for extending education and professional development to our schools’ security officers.
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  • Facilities
  • | Leadership

Town and Gown and Common Ground 12 min read This item is protected.

Neighbors have the power to make or break schools’ expansion plans. “It’s mission-critical to be active with the town.”
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  • Leadership
  • | Safety and Security

Standing for Student and School Safety 1 min read

Growing list of independent school associations urge officials to take action against guns.
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  • Facilities

Humble Building, Grand Students: Scenes from a Nashville School Tour 2 min read

University School of Nashville — one of five schools on tour — reminded 2018 Annual Meeting attendees that old buildings can be renewed again and again.
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  • Crisis Management
  • | Safety and Security

Ready for Anything: Preparing for Campus Emergencies 13 min read This item is protected.

Following a year of widespread natural disasters, independent schools update their crisis management plans.

CEO Notebook  

  • Risk Management
  • | Safety and Security

#NeverAgain 3 min read

Schools are demonstrating a heartening show of unity to prevent further gun violence.
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  • Facility Rental

Facilities Rentals: Risks and Rewards 3 min read

Is the risk of renting your school's facilities worthwhile? And what should independent schools include in and exclude from facilities rentals agreements?
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  • Crisis Management
  • | Facilities

Wildfires Shut Down Independent Schools in Southern California 1 min read

updated December 11 | As the massive wildfires in southern California continue to burn, hundreds of schools remain closed, including some that had been designated as safe havens for others. Among recent responses, the Th

CEO Notebook  

  • Facilities
  • | Planning

On the Ground with Facilities Leaders 3 min read

Our facilities colleagues have a lot to teach us. Bring them to the decision-making table sooner rather than later.
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Strategies  

  • Budget
  • | Technology

Strategies: Budgeting Ed Tech with Confidence 3 min read

Are teachers actually using the ed tech tools your school supports?
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  • Environmental Sustainability
  • | Facilities

10 Steps to a Successful Energy Management Program 13 min read

From the archives: Sensible tips that take the whole campus into account.
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Mission & Motivation  

  • Leadership
  • | Technology

Mission & Motivation: A Place at the Leadership Table for School Technology Directors 4 min read

Technology has become too integral to school operations for it to be compartmentalized.
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5 Minutes with  

  • Leadership
  • | Technology

5 Minutes with Richard Oliver: Taking Risks, Moving Forward 9 min read

A pioneer in online learning discusses how his institution found its sweet spot, achieves 96 percent student satisfaction and embraces the automated advantages of true “digital” education.
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CEO Notebook  

  • Enrollment
  • | Facilities

Keeping Our Fingers on the Pulse 4 min read

NBOA’s board members are thinking about facilities construction, capital campaigns, community relations and the impact of millennial parents on enrollment. What about your school?
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  • Policy
  • | Technology

Twists and Turns in Technology Acceptable Use Policies 5 min read

From the archives: Ten guidelines for crafting your school's technology policies 
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  • Software
  • | Technology

9 Tech Tools for the Business Office 6 min read

From the archives: New technology products emerge every day, challenging even the geekiest edtech professionals to keep up. We reached out to the NBOA community to share some of the tools that help them most.

CEO Notebook  

  • Compliance
  • | Safety and Security

The Right Thing to Do 3 min read

The year has just begun, yet schools have already faced a flurry of storms. From weather disasters to the overtime rule, NBOA is here to support you.
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Strategies  

  • Facilities
  • | Safety and Security

Strategies: Cool Heads, Safer Spaces: The Value of Security Training 3 min read

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.

CEO Notebook  

  • Risk Management
  • | Safety and Security

A School Where “P” Means Protection 4 min read

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

The Digital Archives 9 min read

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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