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Why You Can’t Afford to Be Without D&O Insurance

Vol. 16 No. 5

Directors & Officers insurance (also known as School Legal or Trustee Liability insurance) may be the most critical insurance and protection for your school. Damages sought under D&O insurance can range anywhere from a nuisance claim to one seeking millions of dollars in compensation. This may include a request for punitive damages if the action in question is considered egregious enough—especially if the school knew of a wrong action that was occurring and did nothing to stop it.

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Parent Involvement and ‘Stage-Setting’

Vol. 16 No. 5

It’s no surprise that research supports the notion that students fare better in school when their parents are involved in their education. However, what does “parent involvement” mean?

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Have You Fully Addressed Bullying at Your School?

Vol. 16 No. 4

Bullying, in its many forms, has been a persistent problem in many schools. And, in private schools in particular, this is an immense concern to parents and students.

Parents choose to send their children to your school in part because they consider your community safer than the public alternatives. Still, bullying can occur anytime, anywhere—and occasionally, despite your best efforts to educate.

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What to Do in Cases of Ex Officio Membership

Vol. 16 No. 4

Many Boards have ex officio members—that is, Trustees who hold a position on the Board based on their office within or outside a school. Thus the “term” served is dependent on the years spent in such offices.

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Does Your Mission Statement Need Another Look?

Vol. 16 No. 3

As changes occur, a private school often “slides” from the original intent of its mission statement. When was the last time your Board reviewed your school's mission to ensure that it is still going in the right direction?

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Key Elements of a School Head Contract

Vol. 16 No. 3

The School Head is the sole employee of the Board. A reasonable contractual agreement encourages moderation, compromise, and perspective for this professional relationship. Far from denying mutual trust, a contract confirms it.

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