Business Services

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Role of NYSAIS Business Affairs Council

The Business Affairs Council (BAC) of NYSAIS is comprised of school business officers who volunteer their efforts to serve other business managers in a variety of ways.  Our primary objective is to foster networking and support among fellow business managers throughout NYS and to bring relevant issues to the forefront.  We also encourage participation through national organizations such as NBOA.  The BAC’s role is not to provide duplicate technical information and resources, but to act as a conduit for information vital to NYS schools.

  • The Communication Committee of the BAC is involved in organizing regional networking for business managers.  The goal is to provide a support system through which similar issues and challenges may be addressed.  Communications also entails the utilization of the NYSAIS website to disseminate information impacting the independent schools of New York State.
  • The BAC Conference Committee plans and conducts the annual Business Affairs Conference held in May, which features speakers and workshops that focus on key issues facing Business Managers today.
  • The BAC R&D Committee explores partnerships and consortiums to help member schools save money and other resources.  Prior efforts of the R&D Committee included establishing the health care consortium, securing a discounted office supply purchasing program through Quill and Office Depot, as well as a discounted Microsoft Office Licensing program for volume purchases. 
  • The Membership Committee of the BAC selects members to join the Business Affairs Committee and to become directly involved in the activities described above.  Please contact Ed Knapp (, if you would like to submit your name for future consideration.


    NYSAIS Events Registration
      • May 13, 2021 Diversity Practioners Conference 2021: Divesting from Systems of Oppression, Investing in Communities of Transformative Freedom 10:00 AM to 4:00 PMeSeminar
        This event will meet over three separate days: May 13, 19, and 21, 2021 from 10 a.m.-12 noon; and 4-6 p.m. on each day
        Online via zoom
        Keynote speakers: adrienne maree brown and Yolanda Sealey Ruiz
        Presenters: Franny Choi, Dr. Adam Falkner, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Lauren Whitehead
        Audience: Equity and Diversity Practitioners (Directors, Coordinators, Liaisons, etc.), Members of Equity and Diversity Committees/Councils

        Hosted by NYSAIS Diversity Committee

        Details and registration here.
      • May 13, 2021 Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
        Online via zoom
        Presenter: Joe Feldman and Dr. Shantha Smith, Crescendo Education Group
        4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
        Audience: Middle and Upper School teachers and administrators
        Details and registration here.
      • May 17, 2021 Finishing Well - Retiring from Schoolwork During a Pandemic 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
        Online via zoom
        Presenter: Jennifer Bryan, Re-Set School
        4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
        Audience: School personnel who are retiring in 2021
        Details and registration here.
      • May 18, 2021 Community Matters: Advisory Program 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
        Online via zoom
        Presenter: Katie Leo, Facing History and Ourselves
        4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
        Audience: Teachers and Administrators, grades 5-12
        Details and registration here.
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