January 20, 2024

Head Compensation Tops the Charts

In general, head compensation is up worldwide for most independent and international school heads. Why? Factors affecting compensation are boards’ acknowledgement of the stress of the […]
January 20, 2024

A Warning About Head of School Contracts

Having worked with thousands of independent and international school boards on the topic of head compensation, Littleford & Associates (always retained by boards, not heads) has […]
January 18, 2024

To Board Chairs Everywhere: Good, Unfortunate and Terrible Ways to End the Head’s Relationship with a School 

Given the generally sad state of head of school turnover worldwide, perhaps it is time to have a candid conversation with chairs and prospective chairs about […]
January 10, 2024

A Warning About Head of School Contracts

Having worked with thousands of independent and international school boards on the topic of head compensation (and always retained by boards not, heads) Littleford & Associates […]
September 21, 2023

Head Compensation Trends: Building a Retirement Asset Through Deferred Compensation Plans 

I. Two Types of Plans Most independent school heads plan to retire in part on the distribution from their 403(b) plan to which they have contributed […]
August 24, 2023

THE AWKWARD CONVERSATION: WHAT ABOUT MY COMPENSATION?

For most heads there is only one opportunity to ask for a better overall compensation package than what they have currently: when they negotiate their package […]
August 24, 2023

Performance Bonuses for Heads or Not?

Thousands of boards worldwide have retained Littleford & Associates to benchmark head/director compensation since 1983. We help to assess the market replacement costs for sitting heads, […]
August 24, 2023

Never Ignore Head Compensation Planning

Littleford & Associates has helped boards benchmark the compensation for thousands of school heads worldwide since 1983. Many of these schools retain us annually or every […]
August 24, 2023

Section 4958 – “Intermediate Sanctions”

Access to Form 990 These regulations are intended to target “disqualified persons”, also called “insiders”, who in the opinion of the IRS, receive “excessive benefits” from […]
Section 4958 – “Intermediate Sanctions”
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