businessmanager eletter Vol16 No5 cybersecurity

Preparing Your School for Cybersecurity Threats in 2018

Vol. 16 No. 5

Is your school prepared to withstand a cybersecurity threat? A new study from the Consortium for School Networking and the Education Week Research Center shows that many schools aren’t.

businessmanager eletter Vol16 No5 businessmanager

The Essential Role of the Business Manager at Your School

Vol. 16 No. 5

An efficient and effective Business Office is critical to your school’s success. Whether you’re a new Business Manager yourself, or you’re a school leader looking to add or refine this position within your organizational structure, here are some recommendations for the responsibilities of the Business Manager in a private-independent school.

5 Elements Financial Aid Policy 4

What You Should Know Before Setting Your School's Financial Aid Policy

Vol. 16 No. 4

We find that many schools have questions when it comes to their financial aid policies. They aren’t sure if they award financial aid in the most effective way, and want to ensure their policies follow the correct guidelines, are fair and consistent for students and their families, and support their school’s mission.

businessmanager eletter Vol16 No4 safetydrill

Four Basic Safety Drills for Your School

Vol. 16 No. 4

Safety is a top concern for families who choose to send their children to private-independent schools. That is why it’s imperative for your school’s crisis plan to be up-to-date, thorough, and top-of-mind, especially for the Business Office.

Protect the safety of your students and your community by practicing precise drills often. We recommend including the following four drills in every crisis plan, as well as any others that make sense for your school.

PSN eletter vol16 no2 PPP

Price, Product, Process: Choosing Your Competitive Marketplace Position

Vol. 16 No. 3

When it comes to your school’s mission and the value you offer to families, you can’t be all things to all people. Many schools fall into the trap of trying to offer the best programs, the smallest class sizes, and the most accomplished graduates—all for a lower price than the competition.

In our experience, this simply cannot be done. We instead encourage schools to choose their competitive marketplace position and keep every strategic decision in line with this stance.

businessmanager eletter Vol16 No3 millennial

The Benefits That Millennials Really Want

Vol. 16 No. 3

Millennials first entered the workforce about 10 years ago and abruptly changed office dynamics. Their standards and values are so different from boomers and Gen Xers that they didn’t just cause small ripples through common work processes—large adjustments have become necessary to remain competitive.

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