Policies and Procedures

Running a teaching studio is a great service.  Collecting teachers, offering classes and lessons, coordinating schedules, events and policies — it makes total sense to organize it all as efficiently as possible.

But it’s important to keep in mind how you decide to organize it all.  There are others who want to know, namely, the IRS and your state departments of revenue and labor.  Okay, they can be a pain but why not look on the bright side:  can you imagine how completely disorganized most businesses would be if they didn’t have to keep track of things for their tax returns?  (Always looking for the silver lining!)

Let’s talk about why the government cares about your studio’s relationship with your teachers.  This can help you manage your studio better, by clarifying the rights and responsibilities of the studio toward its teachers, and vice versa.  

It's a fact: Consistency in your studio makes a big difference for clear parent communication. Prior blog entries have already touched on benefits of having a "studio handbook" addressing responsibilities and procedures. One area can that can cause friction unless it's clearly spelled out is the policy regarding missed lessons or classes. There is no right answer to the question "What should the policy be?" It's just...

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