businessmanager eletter Vol16 No8 activeshooter

Preparing Your School for an Active Shooter

Vol. 16 No. 8

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).

businessmanager eletter Vol16 No8 vendorcontracts

What Should Vendor Contracts Include?

Vol. 16 No. 8

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.

businessmanager eletter Vol16 No7 sensitivetalk

How to Handle Sensitive Issues at Your School

Vol. 16 No. 7

Of all the responsibilities you shoulder as a key administrator, the one you might most readily relinquish is that of fielding a serious complaint from a parent, student, or employee.

businessmanager eletter Vol16 No7 disability

Ensure Your Long Term Disability Benefits Are Right for Your Community

Vol. 16 No. 7

Your school is always looking to attract and retain the best mission-appropriate faculty and staff to help your students succeed. Your school’s benefits package serves as a powerful ally in quest. Ensuring that your current and prospective employees are adequately protected illustrates for them that they are a valued part of your organization.

businessmanager eletter Vol16 No6 reducerisk

Five Steps to Minimize Your School’s HR Risks

Vol. 16 No. 6

The School Head and Business Office have a mutual responsibility to protect the school from risk. Two sources of risk for many private-independent schools are human resources and employment practices.

Are you sure your current practices are in line with the law? Do you feel sufficiently informed about areas of potential liability? If not, implement the following five-step plan to dramatically reduce your school’s human resources-related risks.

businessmanager eletter Vol16 No6 stretchfinancialaiddollars

The Right Way to Stretch Your Financial Aid Budget

Vol. 16 No. 6

When it comes to financial aid, your team wants to strike the delicate balance between offering mission-appropriate families the right amount of support while preserving your school’s bottom line. When done correctly, financial aid is a tool that advances your school’s mission, while also strategically increasing revenue and enrollment.

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