• In this issue of Ideas & Perspectives,

    we explain how to move a school's culture from toxic to healthy, market your advisory program, and manage your school's risks in cost-effective ways.

Recent Articles

Questions You and Your Broker Should Discuss When Reviewing Your Benefits

Providing health insurance to your school’s employees can be a tricky business, especially when you’re considering a switch. It can feel a bit like “the devil you know versus the devil you don’t,” making you hesitant to change from your current provider—no matter how much trouble you’ve experienced. This month, we’ve made a checklist of questions for you and your broker to ponder while evaluating your insurance carrier and weighing your options.

Ask ISM’s Health Care Reform Specialist

Q: We have always considered our business office staff as exempt but can we continue under the final regulations?

The Pros and Cons of Mass Alert Communication Systems for Schools

When trouble strikes your school, you need to inform your parents in a timely effort about what’s occurring. By managing emergency communications, you’re controlling the panic and misinformation that can spread like a virus through your community. How you disperse this information is a critical element in containing the situation. The advent of mass-communication systems—text messages, emails, and automated phone calls—can be both effective and damaging in certain scenarios. Here is a look at the pros and cons of most communication systems used in sync with risk management protocols.

Four Commencement Speeches for the Ages

Congratulations to your graduating students, School Heads! There’s just one more step you must take with them before they embark on their bright futures—getting them through commencement ceremonies. To lighten your mood during this hectic season, we’ve found what we think are some of the most entertaining, profound, or downright unbelievable commencement speeches delivered by high school students to their peers.

Caution! Damaging Email Scams in Every Inbox

“You’ve got mail!”

If you’re over thirty, you’ll remember booting up the computer and feeling a frisson of excitement when your system announced the arrival of email. It didn’t take long, however, for that excitement to be dampened by caution. Hackers quickly figured out ways to invade our privacy, capture personal information, and freeze our systems—which was so often delivered by the very same communication vehicle that made us smile: email.

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