This update covers the latest research on the spread of COVID-19 and virus variants, vaccines that protect against the virus, and practices to mitigate risk on school campuses. The areas of program tracking, cleaning, classroom space and athletics have major changes, and other areas have smaller updates. Information is current as of mid-June 2021. Access the supplement — and the original guide if you have not yet seen it.
WEBINAR RECORDING: As schools plan for the 2021-22 school year, this back-to-school checklist can help business officers review pandemic-related legal issues. Related WEBINAR RECORDING: COVID Management Townhall with Environmental Health & Engineering.
ARTICLE: School leaders are looking ahead to the “next normal.” Which pandemic-related changes to school business and operations are here to stay — and why? Related ARTICLE: Impossible Is Off the Table. Related ARTICLE: Lessons From the Great Recession and the COVID-19 Pandemic.
ARTICLE: Many independent schools will continue to offer a remote work option to eligible employees, some of whom have thrived in an online environment. Related ARTICLE: The Most Productive Way to Schedule Your Day.
WEBINAR RECORDING: Understand which elements of the third stimulus package pertain to your employment and payroll policies as well as legal obligations that you may be accepting if you utilize the funds, Related ARTICLE: PPP Round 2: Determining and Demonstrating Loan Eligibility.
WEBINAR RECORDING: As COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed to people across the country, now is the time to consider the legal and human resources implications. Related ARTICLE: Maximizing Vaccination Rates.
NBOA’s experts on governmental and legal issues keep you up-to-date on the latest changes to the regulatory environment impacting independent schools.
New from NBOA, this update covers the latest research on the spread of COVID-19 and virus variants, vaccines that protect against the virus, and practices to mitigate risk on school campuses.
What schools can do to mitigate their legal and financial risk and keep everyone in their community as safe as possible. See also the related article.
A practical guide to several key issues, including: Do these programs apply to your school? Does your school qualify? How can your school maximize the benefit?
An interactive flow chart to clarify available leave, including FFCRA leave. See also New Temporary Rule for FFCRA and FFCRA FAQs
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.
Financial Management | Thorough and consistent documentation is key to success. By Christopher S. Maynard, Klatzkin The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is one of a handful of federal programs ...
Human Resources | Increased communication about school planning, newly adjusted leave policies and wellness services are some of the ways schools seek to mitigate burnout this year. After more than ...
Projections | School will likely look different in coming years, in everything from our markets to our staffing approach to the ubiquitous touch of technology on and off campus. From the September/October ...
Human Resources | Schools are not obligated to automatically renew telework accommodations, but they must engage in an interactive process. Article by Grace H. Lee, Venable LLP From the July/August ...
Risk Management | Strong emergency communications and visual alerts helped one school manage a safer return to campus. Article by Joseph Shanahan, The Episcopal Academy From the July/August ...
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