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ARTICLE: Families’ increased need for financial aid continues to shift and will likely do so throughout the coming year.
ARTICLE: HVAC Strategies. ARTICLE: Campus Space Planning. WEBINAR RECORDING: Reopening campuses safely.
ARTICLE: Curated resources to help the business office answer top questions related to COVID-19 concerns, from safety to finances to the new normal and more.
ARTICLE: NBOA’s latest "pulse check" on school business operations impacted by COVID-19 yields data to navigate the pandemic and plan for the year(s) ahead.
WEBINAR RECORDING: Learn how to use NBOA's Long Range Financial Model along with recent survey data and BIIS data to plan for the short term.
ARTICLE: business officers turned on a dime during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and adapted their approaches in surprisingly nimble ways.
Possible responses to employee concerns about the safety and logistics of returning to campus. See also a recent webinar on the topic.
An interactive flow chart designed to clarify leave available to employees, including emergency leave under the FFCRA.
The St. Paul’s Schools developed this workbook to determine how many people may safely be in a classroom or other space during social distancing.
An interactive PDF covering key areas, including communications, safety protocols, tech needs, finances, contracts and summer programming.
The latest amendment to the law, guidance on loan forgiveness, the loan forgiveness application and FAQs. See also a PPP primer.
An easy-to-use 10-year budget model that creates real-time forecasts for tuition, enrollment, FTEs, plant replacement and more.
Click on the topics below for additional resources from NBOA, the federal government and business partners.
At this time, independent schools that accept loans related to COVID-19 legislation will be considered recipients of federal financial assistance. For information on what it means to be a recipient of federal financial assistance, see Part II of this NAIS Member Advisory, “That’s a Lot of Money! Should I Take it, or Leave it? A Guide for Independent Schools Considering Federal Financial Assistance” (requires NAIS member login) and the McLane Middleton article, “FFA and the SBA: Implications for Independent Schools Accepting Federal Financial Assistance.” Based on our current knowledge of the SBA PPP program, focus your attention on the sections regarding the Age Discrimination Act, Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.
NAIS and NBOA are advocating for changes to the law. NBOA members can learn more about these efforts via NBOA Connect.
Facilities | As you reconfigure campus space, now is the perfect time to consider longer-term implications of campus space management. By Theresa Duncan and Larry Eighmy, The Stone House Group ...
Facilities | Adjusting strategies for diluting and filtering air can help mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19, while careful scheduling can save the school money. By John Pozzetta, Stone House ...
Leadership | Curated resources to help the business office answer top questions related to COVID-19 concerns. To put it mildly, the pandemic is complicating most schools’ planning for the ...
Financial Management | The essentials on safe harbor, unused lines of credit, staffing, endowments and contract renewals. Article by Christopher S. Maynard , Klatzkin Independent schools ...
Risk Management | While independent schools may be facing financial difficulties this coming school year, they can use their independence to meet the market’s quickly shifting needs. By Eric Wearne ...