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Building Your Board and Volunteer Networks

Building Your Board and Volunteer Networks

“All of you are in leadership and have people entrusted to your care. …The role of the leader is a very high calling. “ ~ The Servant, A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership by  James C. Hunt Some boards are wildly effective, work well together and continually push themselves and their schools toward the next level of excellence. Others may range from occasionally helpful to downright disruptive. The same is true for all leadership bodies. Why so much variety? Maybe your leadership groups are not meeting your school’s needs…

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Do We Need a Student Accident Plan?

Do We Need a Student Accident Plan?

Schools are buzzing with activity preparing for a new school year, and administrators, faculty and staff are focused on providing students a quality Christian education within a safe learning environment.    Christian Brothers Risk Management Services (RMS) has assisted many schools with the development of safety policies, and offers a variety of programs that focus on providing safe environments for students.  While safety training is essential for controlling risks, not all accidents can be prevented.  In fact, many school activities…

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It’s Back to School Time for Kids—and Their Medications

It’s Back to School Time for Kids—and Their Medications

The schedules have arrived; the supplies purchased, and the backpacks stuffed to capacity. Another school year has arrived. However, for parents of children with chronic medical conditions, there is extra homework to do. For these parents, organizing a child’s medical records, medications and emergency medical contact information is vital. Ten to 20 million children and adolescents in the U.S. have a chronic illness or disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Chronic refers to a health…

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