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Four Common Risks All Schools Should Avoid

Private School News ● February 28, 2019

When it comes to risk management, it’s easy to immediately think of intruders, active shooters, sexual violence, and natural catastrophes. While this association is understandable, risk management is a broad term, encompassing numerous categories with potential hazards.

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Why You Should Support Your School’s Summer Program

Board of Trustees ● February 26, 2019

A good deal of research has been done in recent years concerning summer learning and the value of summer programs. It’s clear that extending academic programs through the summer months provides many advantages for continuity in student achievement.

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The Five Key Responsibilities of the Board President

Board of Trustees ● February 25, 2019

The President of a private-independent school Board might best be described as filling a service role. There is some power, to be sure, but it is unlike that wielded by presidents of other organizations or by Presidents or Board Chairs of companies. The power of the Board President is developed largely through influence, respect, and committee appointments.

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Should Division Heads Teach?

Academic Leadership ● February 13, 2019

Many Division Heads begin their careers as teachers, and would like to maintain a presence in the classroom even after moving into an administrative position. But does that make sense?

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What You Must Include in Your School’s Enrollment Contracts

Advancement ● February 12, 2019

There are many questions about what an enrollment contract should include. It’s the final piece that a family receives before sending their child to your school, and you want to make sure that it accurately reflects your mission, values, and the education you provide to students.

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Is Your School’s Social Media Strategic?

Advancement ● February 11, 2019

All too often, marketing communications professionals can become so busy in their day-to-day work that social media becomes another thing that “has to be done.” But you might go about this with no overarching social media plan or strategy. If you do, you’re missing a vital opportunity.

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Answering a Question About In-Kind Gifts

Advancement ● February 10, 2019

There are many nuances of fundraising and accepting donations that require careful care and attention to rules and procedures. Recently, a Director of Advancement posed a question about in-kind gifts to his peers on the ISM e-list for Development.

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Four Items You Must Include in Your Employee Handbook

Business and Operations ● February 8, 2019

Your employee handbook is the guiding document for your teachers and staff to understand what is and isn’t a part of working at your school. Your handbook should be carefully written and reviewed often to ensure it’s best suited to protect your employees and your school as a whole.

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