businessmanager eletter Vol14 No6 financialreports

Providing Financial Information to Parents

Vol. 14 No. 6

Your school thrives on engaged parents. However, some families can request information from your office that exceeds your expected level of engagement. Recently on the Business Manager e-list, one school asked how to handle an uncommon financial request from one of its parents: five years’ worth of “financial records.”

While transparency with the community is to be encouraged, as a way for the school to demonstrate responsible stewardship of resources, vague requests that come from parents seemingly out-of-the-blue prompt some second-guessing of assumed policy.

businessmanager eletter Vol14 No1 healthASK

Ask ISM's Health Care Reform Specialist

Vol. 14 No. 6

Q: As we finish up Form 1095-C and turn to the transmittal of 1094-C, I keep receiving questions on Line 22: Certifications of Eligibility. What are these, and do we need to complete them?

businessmanager eletter Vol14 No6 SnowWalk

Snow Days for the Business Office

Vol. 14 No. 6

While students and faculty can relax during serendipitous snow days, the Business Office’s work never rests. Deadlines and requirements remain, even when the wind howls and ice beads on sidewalks. So this month, we’d like to talk about four things the Business Office must keep in mind to continue working—despite the season’s foulest weather.

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