Services & Resources
New Resources/Current Issues
Please note that certain documents, particularly legal advisories and statistics, are only available to members. Go to "Members Only" above, log in and select, on the left, the "Business/Other Protected Documents" section. Passwords may be obtained from your Head of School or your Admission Director.
I. Current Issues
• Helping Children Cope, Evans & Kline
• January 2013: New Law on Fingerprinting and Criminal Record Checks:
Sara Schwartz of Schwartz Hannum PC recently completed a white paper for our members on the new Fingerprint-based Criminal Record Checks. It's important to understand that since the actual regulations governing the implementation of the law have not yet been promulgated, there are a number of questions for which there as, as yet, no answers. Stay tuned!
To download the white paper from last spring about the CORI changes that took effect then, simply click here.
• Go to Massachusetts Bullying Prevention Law, AISNE Guide, and Resource links to read AISNE memos, download the law, and model plans and link to other resources on bullying.
• February 2013: AISNE Admission Activity Report Download pdf HERE.The report presents in chart form figures for 1) all schools combined (85 respondents) and 2) schools separated out by gender, grade level and day vs. boarding.
* Remember that all results show percentage of schools reporting (not, for example, percentage increase in number of applications)
* Very short form (last year's numbers in parentheses): 46% (57%) of the schools reported that applications were UP compared to last year; 29% (21%) reported that applications were DOWN and 25% (22%) reported that applications were the SAME. There were considerable differences based on school grade levels, gender, and day vs. boarding.
FYI: In late April I will send you the link for filling out our more detailed spring survey
II. Inputting Data to AISNE Site:
Click on Web Site Instructions to download the instructions you'll need to input data.
III. Security and Passwords:
Please note the following policy – "When anyone other than the head or admission director contacts us requesting a school's password, we will not provide that person with the password. We will, instead, direct that person to the office of the head or the admission director to obtain the information." We do this to protect your information.
IV. Professional Development
AISNE offers upwards of forty different professional development opportunities to its members every year, from large-scale conferences to small networking/support gatherings. The fees for AISNE events have not changed for two years and represent terrific vaue when compared to other vendors, local and national. And because you don't have to fly somewhere and stay in a hotel to get a high quality experience, your professional development dollars go much further when you take advantage of AISNE's offerings.
One of the Association's highest priorities is to promote diversity in our member schools. To that end, AISNE sponsors a variety of events during the year, such as our School Fair to Promote Diversity, our High School Students of Color Conference, our Fall Diversity Conference, Dinner Meetings for Diversity Professionals, and our Middle School Student Diversity Conference and Students of Color Conference. AISNE has also published three different pieces about aspects of diversity in schools. See the resources at the link below.
AISNE offers business services to its member schools including conferences and workshops, financial consultation, legal consultation, privacy information and non-discrimination statements.
For more than 30 years the Association of Independent Schools in New England has been accrediting our member elementary schools. AISNE's accreditation process is an important service to our members and helps assure the independence of our schools.
Resources & Reports
April 16, 2013
Helping Children Cope, Evans & Kline PDF 52kb
April 12, 2013
2012-2013 AISNE Directory PDF 159kb
April 12, 2013
March 26, 2013
Admission Activity FEB 2013 PDF 315kb
February 1, 2013
January 29, 2013