Business Operations

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  • Extended Day
  • | Summer Camp

Strengthening the Auxiliary Programs and Business Office Partnership This item is protected.

Evergreen School's auxiliary programs were strong, but the business processes were ad hoc. How careful teamwork grew a million dollar operation. 
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Safety & Security  

  • Facilities
  • | Safety and Security

Safety & Security: Summer Safety Checklist

Consider everything from new construction to the fall return of faculty and students.
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Projections  

  • Culture
  • | Safety and Security

Soft Targets? I Disagree.

Independent schools aren’t “soft targets” that need to be hardened. We are learning communities that need to be safe for our students.
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  • Extended Day
  • | Summer Camp

5 Steps to Building a Successful Auxiliary Program

Worries about rising tuition and changing demographics resulting in fewer potential students have led more independent schools to consider auxiliary programs as a viable way to boost revenue and admissions efforts. A fiv
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Safety & Security  

  • Risk Management
  • | Safety and Security

Safety & Security: Arm Our Schools’ Security Guards?

Rising incidence of campus violence moves an uncomfortable discussion to the fore.
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  • Food Service

The Main Course

Schools uncover new strategies for making dining a winner — nutritionally, reputationally and financially.
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  • Enrollment
  • | Facilities

Building Enrollment This item is protected.

Imaginative and strategic repurposing of underused spaces shows how modest budgets can strengthen enrollment, reinforce mission. 
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  • Culture
  • | Facilities

Every Inch a Learning Space This item is protected.

Multi-use learning spaces pay off for schools that think flexibly about their programs and resources. “A building doesn’t necessarily have to be cutting-edge architecturally to be cutting-edge pedagogically.”
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  • Legal
  • | Technology

Schools Scramble to Comply with EU Privacy Law

Technical staff at many independent schools are working hard to meet the May 26 deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a European Union law that regulates the way organizations handle
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Strategies  

  • Risk Management
  • | Safety and Security

Strategies: Keys to Great Security Guards? Care and Training

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 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

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

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 This item is protected.

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

  • Risk Management
  • | Safety and Security

#NeverAgain

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

Facilities Rentals: Risks and Rewards

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

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
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CEO Notebook  

  • Facilities
  • | Planning

On the Ground with Facilities Leaders

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

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

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