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Your school should conduct exit interviews and attrition surveys throughout the school year. It’s vital to hear from families about their experiences at your school so you can understand what’s working and what you need to improve.Read More
Field trips can open your students up to new experiences, and give them the chance to see fresh perspectives and explore how other people live their lives. But if your school is planning a field trip, it’s the job of the Business Office to create and implement safety guidelines.Read More
Many school leaders have questions about their school’s guidelines for faculty and staffs’ visible body art. On one hand, dress codes exist for a reason, and can add a sense of decorum that provides support for employees and students. On the other hand, strict dress codes can deter otherwise promising employees who could be great assets to your school.Read More
It may seem counterintuitive that the Business Office would have any place in employee evaluations—a process that should be the responsibility of the School Head and academic leadership. And while the Business Office shouldn’t be involved in individual evaluations, there are a number of reasons why the Business Manager needs to be aware of the evaluation process and how it’s conducted each year.Read More
Your school probably focuses significant time and attention on the recruitment of new families. However, there should be an equal amount of effort placed on re-recruitment—that is, the processes and strategies you implement to keep current families engaged, active, and happy in your school.Read More
School administrators often have questions when it comes to managing the health benefits of a departing employee. Many want to help protect the long-term health of their colleagues who leave the school, while still following the appropriate rules and procedures.Read More
Last month, we shared recent research findings that young children spend more time with internet devices than ever before. The same nonprofit research organization, Common Sense, also examined teen media use in 2018. They wanted to better understand social media use and the role it plays in the social and educational aspects of teens’ lives.Read More
Field trips can be seen in various ways in your school. Some see them as culturally enriching, giving students the opportunity to experience learning in a different context. Others see them as a distraction from lessons in the classroom, ineffective at imparting knowledge and an excuse to goof around.Read More
Before the holidays derail our motivation to maintain healthy eating and lifestyle habits, now is a good time to review some apps to keep us on pace. The critics have had the better part of 2018 to collect feedback on available fitness apps and have released their favorites. Allow us to fine tune that selection.Read More
Researchers from the University of Missouri uncovered a startling link between young children struggling with depression and their ability to develop necessary academic and social skills later in life.Read More