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Charge your Committee on Trustees with the review and revision of this Due Diligence Checklist for approval by the full Board. The checklist, as amended to suit your Board, can become a living document to help maintain your Board’s strategic function and achievement of strategic goals.Read More
Regardless of the reasons why a family falls behind on payments, tuition discussion can be uncomfortable for all parties. Fortunately, there are ways that your school can navigate these topics while protecting its interests.Read More
When you call a meeting, everyone in the room spends time they could use to work on other responsibilities. How do you ensure that time is well-spent?Read More
A concerning trend observed over the last few years shows students and faculty both reporting high stress levels. What can school leaders do to help reduce student stress?Read More
No matter how conscientious and well-intentioned, Trustees (and the Board as a whole) must continually guard against involvement in day-to-day school management. When the Board allows its responsibilities to cross over into the school’s operating plane, it creates a major obstacle to building and upholding a healthy, harmonious Board-Head relationship.Read More
See how Stratford Hall created a unified plan for success to improve recruitment, retention, and fundraising efforts.Read More
The research has been completed and your school’s new schedule has been designed. Now the chance announcement is on the horizon. How you announce it could make or break your community’s reception. We have broken down three key errors to avoid when making such an announcement.Read More
As Chair of the Committee on Trustees, you have worked with your fellow Board members to complete the Board’s profile, identifying the skills and experience needed to bring the next stage of the school’s strategic plan to fruition. Now it’s time to determine who can best fill those roles. Sc...Read More
Creating a safer school requires a holistic and intentional effort on the part of the school-wide community to identify risk in multiple areas; essentially creating a risk inventory. This work is then followed by the creation of processes and procedures to both mitigate, and where possible, prevent untoward events from occurring in the first place.Read More
Leslie Yoder, The Cambridge School’s Director of Enrollment Management, is passionate about her school’s mission. But in her second year on the job, she noticed that the school had experienced a one-year enrollment dip.Read More