Supplemental Surveys

Although NBOA has standing research efforts each year, we also consider other research opportunities in areas of particular interest to our members. These studies are usually focused in nature, addressing a specific issue. While these studies may only be a one-time event, they provide valuable information for the long term.

If you have an idea for a supplemental research study, please email Mary Kay Markunas at

Current and Past Studies

NBOA members can access current and prior year studies below.

2015-2016 Facilities Budgeting and Staffing Survey

2015-2016 Facilities Budgeting and Staffing Survey

A host of challenges face the independent school community as we look to operate and maintain world-class facilities and infrastructure to support our world-class educational goals. NBOA partnered with SchoolDude and Building Solutions in this first-of-its-kind effort to establish a national benchmark for facilities and maintenance management, including budget and staffing levels in independent schools.

2014 IT Leadership Survey

2014 NBOA/SchoolDude IT Leadership Survey

Independent schools face significant challenges as they look to maintain current technology and incorporate new technologies to realize best practices and standards of excellence. To better understand technology challenges and prioritize resources, SchoolDude and NBOA partnered to conduct a survey centering primarily on the issues found within an independent school's technology department.

UE Risk Management Study

NBOA United Educators Risk Management Study

NBOA and United Educators partnered in the Fall of 2012 to conduct a review of 1600 claims paid by United Educators between 2007-2012. This presentation reviews the results as well as providing a roadmap to help schools mitigate the risks for the most frequent claim types.

403(b) Benchmark Report

2011 NBOA 403(b) Benchmark Report

NBOA partnered with ORION Investment Advisors to conduct a study of NBOA members' 403(b) plans. The report analyzes the results of the study with included 403(b) plan details of 52 institutions, representing over 10,000 employees and $700 million in plan assets. The report contains valuable information regarding plan fees and expenses, plan features, as well as plan design.

Business Office NOW in Boston, November 15-16

Business Office NOW

Register today for NBOA's Business Office NOW program in Boston, Massachusetts! This recently updated, two-day workshop is taught by a diverse group of national thought leaders and features a broad range of business office topics that will benefit nearly every member of your school's administration and staff.