Planning for the next academic year feels fraught with uncertainty at a time when schools are usually feeling confident in their year-end projections and already voting on budgets. In this two-part series, gain important perspectives about the virus, the economy, and independent school industry considerations to help with planning for next year.

Part One – November 19, 2020

This is a recording of part one of Buckle Your Seatbelts! Navigating the Path to 2021-22.The November 19 session provided crucial external insight in two key areas:

  • Dr. David Cosenza and Dr. Catherine Passaretti gave us a window into what we have learned about the virus, what its trajectory may involve, and the future of the vaccines in trials.
  • Dr. Fabrizio Perri outlined the various scenarios that might emerge around the economic recovery that our country may experience.


Webinar Recording

Part Two – December 3, 2020

This is a recording of part two of Buckle Your Seatbelts! Navigating the Path to 2021-22.

The December 3 session dove more deeply into what independent school leaders and board members may want to consider as they chart their course, including:

  • How to approach the budget cycle with Ari Betof from Mission & Data
  • Trends and projections that the data are telling us with Lisa Pullman from INDEX
  • Enrollment management and admissions in a turbulent environment with Peter Baron from EMA
  • Legal and business cycle considerations with Debra Wilson from SAIS
  • Industry-wide perspective and planning thoughts with John Gulla from EE Ford