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.
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.
ARTICLE: Following massive drops in March and April, independent schools have seen a surge in early summer activity.
ARTICLE: While considering physical spaces is vital, consider too how campus community members will react to change.
ARTICLE: What school staff members need to know as they work from home and handle increased requests for refunds.
ARTICLE: How can independent schools accept federal funds while maintaining goodwill with the community?
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.
ARTICLE: HVAC Strategies. ARTICLE: Campus Space Planning. WEBINAR RECORDING: Reopening campuses safely.
Suggestions for employee handbook policies your school may wish to review and/or modify in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Possible responses to employee concerns about the safety and logistics of returning to campus. See also a recent webinar on the topic.
An interactive flow chart designed to clarify leave available to employees, including emergency leave under the FFCRA.
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.
An interactive PDF covering key areas, including communications, safety protocols, tech needs, finances, contracts and summer programming.
An easy-to-use 10-year budget model that creates real-time forecasts for tuition, enrollment, FTEs, plant replacement and more.
Click on the topics below for additional resources from NBOA, the federal government and business partners.
At this time, independent schools that accept loans related to COVID-19 legislation will be considered recipients of federal financial assistance. For information on what it means to be a recipient of federal financial assistance, see Part II of this NAIS Member Advisory, “That’s a Lot of Money! Should I Take it, or Leave it? A Guide for Independent Schools Considering Federal Financial Assistance” (requires NAIS member login) and the McLane Middleton article, “FFA and the SBA: Implications for Independent Schools Accepting Federal Financial Assistance.” Based on our current knowledge of the SBA PPP program, focus your attention on the sections regarding the Age Discrimination Act, Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.
NAIS and NBOA are advocating for changes to the law. NBOA members can learn more about these efforts via NBOA Connect.
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 ...