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Head of School Contracts: Tips, Traps and Best Practices in 2021
December 8, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This event is open to participants from CAIS member schools only.

Location:Schwartz Hannum PC hosted webinar
Online–Anywhere, CA
Standard Registration Rate:$75
Standard Registration Deadline:Thursday, December 2, 2021

IMPORTANT: This webinar will not be recorded. Registration for this event is non-refundable.

Experienced education and employment lawyer Sara Schwartz will provide a lively and interactive review of the Head of School contract process – both initial and renewal contracts. Sara will outline the key terms to include in Head of School employment agreements, benchmarking requirements and best practices, negotiation strategies, and review current trends in benefits being provided to Heads, especially in California. Sara will review best practices and legal requirements for on-campus and off-campus housing, including housing guidelines and an analysis of the tax consequences. Real world examples of legal disputes between schools and Heads will be discussed and used as learning opportunities.

Sara will include discussion of several of the complex issues arising in the COVID-19 climate, such as: succession planning, interim Heads of School, contingencies for enrollment and more, evergreen provisions, and bylaws considerations.

Who should attend?
Head of School
Business Manager/CFO
Board Chair or President
Finance Committee Chair
Director Of Human Resources

Sara Goldsmith Schwartz, Founder and President of Schwartz Hannum PC, is presenting on behalf of CAIS. To learn more about Sara, click here.

To register, visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1818971982772925200
or contact Sara Hubbard at [email protected] or (978) 623-0900.

Cancellation Policy
Registration fee (tuition) is non-refundable.


Questions? Contact Cathy Shelburne at [email protected] or 818.845.0800.



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