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Justify Your Attendance

Craft the perfect proposal to attend an SAIS professional development opportunity using these key points. Reasons to Attend Expand your skills and address challenges with session content. Keep up with current events. Learn the latest developments and concerns facing schools […]

2022 Chair Update

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Accreditation Workshop Slides

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Sample Board Meeting Calendar


From the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, the K-12 School Security Guide (3rd ed., 2022) provides a comprehensive doctrine and systems-based methodology to support schools in conducting vulnerability assessments and planning to implement layered physical security elements across K–12 districts and campuses. The […]

Governance Resources

SAIS provides several resources for board guidance, training, self assessment, and head evaluation. Guidance SAIS schools should bear in mind that good governance is a part of accreditation. The relevant standards and indicators can be found here and the governance […]

Education Privacy Handbook

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Helping Students—and Schools—Cope With Tragic Death

Robert Evans, Ed.D. | When a school suffers a suicide or a sudden tragic death, whether of a student, a faculty or staff member, or a parent, people feel shock, disbelief, and immediate concern for students. They want to […]

Required Skills and Responsibilities

As we create job descriptions and prepare interview questions, what skills are most important to the mission and vision of the school? SAIS is developing responsibility and skills lists for a number of positions. These lists offer sample language from […]

Developing Financial Policies

All heads of school need to understand and facilitate the development of sound financial policies for the school. Paul Ibsen, retired independent school CFO, shares his suggestions for getting the important procedures in writing and developing a trusting relationship between […]