businessmanager eletter Vol14 No7 ideas

6 Resources From the Business Manager e-List

Vol. 14 No. 7

Conversations abound on the Business Manager e-List, as private school administrators swap stories and resources with their peers. We’ve collected six of the most relevant crowdsourced points from the e-List over the last few months, hoping that your Business Office will find some useful gems for future use.

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.

businessmanager eletter Vol14 No5 buildingrepair

Facilities: More Than a Line Item

Vol. 14 No. 5

Having dedicated faculty is one of the biggest—ISM research indicates that it’s the biggest—indicator of student success and satisfaction. But little learning can be done in facilities that aren’t conducive to learning, as the Detroit Public Schools have found out. After recent teacher “sick outs” shutting down dozens of schools to protest lack of support and resources, news exposés have revealed serious health and safety threats to students due to deteriorating buildings.

businessmanager eletter Vol14 No1 healthASK

Ask ISM's Health Care Reform Specialist

Vol. 14 No. 5

Q: We give our employees who do not take our health insurance an additional $100 a month. I am now told that this will go against us when we talk about the cost of health insurance. Why am I being penalized for this policy?

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