COVID-19 Resources

Upcoming Events and Related Opportunities

COVID-19: Your Fall 2020 Questions Answered

Thursday, August 13, 2:00-3:15 PM ET

With the return to school looming, resilient leaders are proactively managing their school’s response in an increasingly complex environment. Venable LLP partner and NBOA’s legal counsel, Grace Lee, and Venable associate, Janice Gregerson, will join NBOA's chief learning officer, Jennifer Hillen, for an overview of the latest legal, human resources, legislative, business and operational issues impacting independent schools. Learn more and register.

PPE Procurement

Trying to acquire Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a challenge. NBOA members can now purchase Level 1 procedure or K295 masks from Purchasing Point's HealthTrust Purchasing Group, which has vetted PPE vendor opportunities. Minimum ordering requirements apply. Learn more and register here.

Latest Developments

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Roller Coaster Enrollment

ARTICLE: Following massive drops in March and April, independent schools have seen a surge in early summer activity.

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Managing Change

ARTICLE: While considering physical spaces is vital, consider too how campus community members will react to change.

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Data Safety

ARTICLE: What school staff members need to know as they work from home and handle increased requests for refunds.

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Reputation & COVID Relief

ARTICLE: How can independent schools accept federal funds while maintaining goodwill with the community?

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You Asked, We Answered

ARTICLE: Curated resources to help the business office answer top questions related to COVID-19 concerns, from safety to finances to the new normal and more.

For more webinars and articles as well as news items and Connect discussions, scroll down this page or search using the #Pandemic tag.

Featured Resources

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Revising Handbook Policies

Suggestions for employee handbook policies your school may wish to review and/or modify in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Answering Employee Concerns

Possible responses to employee concerns about the safety and logistics of returning to campus. See also a recent webinar on the topic.

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Leave Considerations Tool

An interactive flow chart designed to clarify leave available to employees, including emergency leave under the FFCRA.

Shared Resource

Capacity Planning Tool

The St. Paul’s Schools developed this workbook to determine how many people may safely be in a classroom or other space during social distancing.

NBOA Resource

Reopening Checklist

An interactive PDF covering key areas, including communications, safety protocols, tech needs, finances, contracts and summer programming.

NBOA Resource

Long-Range Financial Model

An easy-to-use 10-year budget model that creates real-time forecasts for tuition, enrollment, FTEs, plant replacement and more.

Related Resources

Click on the topics below for additional resources from NBOA, the federal government and business partners.

Net Assets Articles

  • Enrollment & Financial Aid | Following massive drops in March and April, independent schools have seen a surge in early summer activity. Article by Sarah Bienvenue, Blackbaud K–12 Solutions ...

  • Human Resources | Independent school leaders face tough decisions this fall. A careful decision-making process can help schools meet challenges and leverage staff and family expectations. Many school ...

  • Financial Management | What school staff members need to know as they work from home and handle increased requests for refunds. Article by Angela Nielsen,  FACTS From the September/October ...

  • Risk Management | Article by Christopher Lukach, AKCG – Public Relations Counselors As Congress works to advance its next COVID relief package, independent school leaders may already be feeling ...

  • Facilities | This smaller scale intervention may help schools move forward on planned projects that would otherwise be shelved at this time. Article by Daniela Holt Voith,  Voith & Mactavish Architects ...

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