businessmanager eletter Vol15 No6 summerreadin

2017 Summer Reading Recommendations for Business Managers

Vol. 15 No. 6

It’s summertime again—students take off for break and we look forward to a slower pace, if just for a few months. This reprieve from the hectic school year means it’s also a great time to focus on professional development in the form of summer reading.

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Building an International Student Program Team

Vol. 15 No. 6

International student programs have grown tremendously over the past decade in private-independent schools. In response to this growth, more schools have applied for and received SEVP certification in the past few years than ever before.

However, in a hasty scramble to meet compliance, some schools are finding themselves with access to a portal they don’t fully understand, responsible for policies they’re vaguely familiar with, and misaligned with other key administrators.

If this sounds like your school, don’t worry, we can help.

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Reducing Risk When Hiring Vendors and Contractors

Vol. 15 No. 5

Summer is rapidly approaching, which usually offers a slightly slower pace around campus. With students enjoying their summer break, most schools take advantage of the opportunity to renovate, expand facilities, and make changes to the campus that during the school year would be more difficult to schedule. Renovations usually entail the use of vendors and contractors—exposing your school to risks associated with contractual workers.

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Designing and Maintaining Safe Playgrounds

Vol. 15 No. 5

When considering playground equipment and layout, you should keep in mind three different age groups—infants and toddlers under two, two- to five-year-olds (preschoolers), and five- to 12-year-olds (school-age kids). Different-age children will use different playground equipment, and you will need to design your outdoor play area with all of their developmental needs in mind

businessmanager eletter Vol15 No4 Uber

What Your Policy Says About “Ubering” to School

Vol. 15 No. 4

When it comes to managing school risk, there is never a dull moment. Your policy handbook is in constant flux and often needs updating because of today’s rapid changes in lifestyle trends, technology, and compliance standards. Adding to the mix is the transportation trend of Uber, Lyft, and other ride shares.

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Ask ISM's Health Care Reform Specialist

Vol. 15 No. 4

Q: How and when will the new Executive Order administered by the Trump administration affect us?

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