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Four Strategies to Strengthen Your School’s Student Council

If your school’s mission includes an emphasis on leadership and community involvement, a student council is often a great way to help students learn and share these skills.

A student council can be a key driver in cultivating leadership skills for students in the middle and upper levels

The Importance of Positive Parent-Teacher Relationships

Teachers and parents provide a vital support system to help students flourish. Both groups are important. But, when parents and teachers communicate and work together effectively, it can significantly impact each student’s long-term success.

Preparing Your School for an Active Shooter

There have been 306 shootings on school campuses in the U.S. since the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, according to Everytown For Gun Safety.

As horrible as it may be to think of an active shooter at your school, it can happen. This type of event is usually random and can occur with little or no warning (or where warning signs were missed).

What Should Vendor Contracts Include?

Your school probably uses vendors in some capacity to help support your operations. This could include transportation, food service, contractors or builders, coaches, outside facilities management, medical professionals, office suppliers, and more.

While most schools engage with vendors, many do not use best-in-class contracts or agreements to solidify their working relationships. This can expose the school to significant risk and potential financial loss.

How to Manage Expectations When You’re Out of the Office

There are certain times when your duties as School Head will cause you to be out of the office or otherwise interfere with your regular routine. You may be hard at work cultivating donors for an upcoming major gifts campaign or creating a new strategic plan with your Business Office and Board.

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