Business Operations

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5 Minutes with  

  • Facilities
  • | Risk Management

5 Minutes with Brian King and Derek Symer: There’s Something in the Air 8 min read

From the crumb rubber in artificial turf to Wi-Fi radiation, pollution exposures are mounting for independent schools.

CEO Notebook  

  • Facilities
  • | Technology

Prepping Your School for Project-Based Learning 3 min read

Creating student-centered learning spaces doesn't have to break the bank.
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Strategies  

  • Facilities

Strategies: Up and Out: Preparing for a Campus Move 4 min read

Tips for ensuring the success of your next building move-out or campus relocation. 
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  • Risk Management
  • | Safety and Security

Preventing the Unthinkable 12 min read

From the archives: What your school can do to protect itself from security threats.
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Risk & Compliance  

  • Risk Management
  • | Technology

Risk & Compliance: Cybersecurity and Master Planning 3 min read

One of the best times to address cybersecurity risks is before building or remodeling. Do not rely solely on your IT team.
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  • Facilities
  • | Human Resources

Gorgeous Campus Seeks Renaissance Caretakers: Recruiting Facilities Talent 6 min read This item is protected.

Proactive succession planning helps schools staff increasingly complex facilities leadership positions.

CEO Notebook  

  • Change Management
  • | Culture
  • | Facilities

The End of the Faculty-Owned Classroom: a Win-Win for Teachers and Schools? 4 min read

There's lots to like in shared classrooms and faculty co-working spaces.
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  • Accounting
  • | Facilities

Fixed Assets, Unpredictable Accounting 8 min read This item is protected.

Don't be caught off-guard when it comes to your campus's valuable fixed assets, whatever their condition and stage of life.
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  • Facilities

Operation Farm-to-Table 12 min read

Schools that blur the line between food service operations and student learning bring campus communities closer — and hone their value proposition.

Projections  

  • Facilities
  • | Leadership

We’re in This Together. Now, Where Are We Going? 4 min read

The business officer and facilities director must work as a team in tackling challenges and envisioning possibilities. 
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  • Facilities
  • | Maintenance

Building into the Future: Modernizing School Facilities 12 min read This item is protected.

Critical decisions about technology interfaces, not gears and machines, drive successful modernization projects. "Whatever big system we're integrating these days involves our IT department."
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  • Culture
  • | Facilities

Designing School Facilities That Enhance Mission 3 min read

A flexible approach to school space enables students to grow within and outside the classroom.
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  • Facilities
  • | Human Resources

Who’s Going to Maintain the Campus? 8 min read

From the archives: Trade shortages and cost concerns prompt more schools to evaluate pros and cons of outsourcing facilities and operations maintenance.
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  • Technology

Tech Insider: Google Keep and FitDesk 2 min read

Tech to get organized and fit in the business office.
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  • Facilities
  • | Human Resources

Anticipating Retirements, Gleaning Institutional Knowledge: One School’s Approach 2 min read

When key financial officers and facilities personnel retire at the same time, how do you prepare the school for the transition? 

CEO Notebook  

  • Facilities

Bricks and Mortar in the New World Order of PreK-12 Education 2 min read

Our schools’ physical plants must support our value propositions in demonstrable ways that align with the investments we ask families to make.
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  • Facilities
  • | Software

Tech Insider: PlanGrid 1 min read

A construction-management app captures key details.
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  • Risk Management
  • | Technology

Greetings from Kazakhstan: Hackers Target Independent Schools 14 min read This item is protected.

From the archives: A sinister email, a twisted digital trail and an eye-opening journey into the realm of cybersecurity. One school's story. 
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Strategies  

  • Technology

Strategies: Antidotes to Email Malaise 3 min read

Too many emails. Too much time checking them. One school's app-based method for stemming the tide. 
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Facilities
  • | Policy

Beyond Bathroom Bills: More Schools Go Gender-Neutral on Restrooms, Policies 2 min read

Independent schools have always had students and staff whose gender identities do not correspond to their genders at birth, but only recently — spurred partly by national debates over “bathroom bills” defining access to

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