September 17, 2019

What is MAP 21 and How Will it Affect My School District?

Alan Schmitt, ARM-P – Area Vice President, Loss Control MAP 21 is federal legislation scheduled to go into effect February 7, 2020.  The legislation changes the requirements for all new CDL drivers or current CDL drivers who wish to change classifications or endorsements. The regulation outlines the following items: Every facility location (school district or […]

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September 17, 2019

Student Safety and Child Abuse Training

Anita Kiehne – Area Vice President, Claims Management New Procedures – SafeSchools Refresher Course Available Soon MUSIC requires all members to participate in staff training for the prevention, recognition, and reporting of potential or actual child abuse and misconduct. There are many state requirements and we want all staff to be aware of and understand their […]

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September 17, 2019

2019 Fall Legal Workshops

MUSIC Legal Liability Fall Workshops will be conducted by Tom Mickes through our partnership with Missouri Consultants for Education. Registration is now open on the MUSIC member website and can be accessed from the homepage or the Events tab. The topics this year focus on several timely staff and student issues that will assist you […]

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September 17, 2019

90-Day Notice

Mark Stockwell MUSIC Executive Director Please recall that MUSIC members are required to provide a 90-day notice (by October 1) if you intend to seek insurance bids for 2020. If you leave the program without providing the notice, there will be a 25% penalty of your 2020 assessment. Unlike some other expenditures, you are not […]

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September 17, 2019

Fall Safety

Alan Schmitt, ARM-P Area Vice-President – Loss Prevention It’s hard to believe that school has been in session almost a month. As we get into the fall athletic schedule, homecoming, and the other activities which blanket our busy school schedule, we also need to take a moment to remind ourselves of some key safety tips. […]

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September 17, 2019

Why Buy an Umbrella

Peggy Wilson Area Vice President – Member Services As a member of MUSIC, you are provided with liability limits up to the statutory state caps that apply when your sovereign immunity defense is waived. Those limits are a little less than $3,000,000. However, in today’s legal environment that isn’t always enough. Plaintiff attorneys will also […]

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September 17, 2019

School Security – Arming Staff

What Are My Expectations and Options? Alan Schmitt, ARM-P – Area Vice President, Loss Control It seems every time you turn on the news, pick up a newspaper, or look online there is a reference to an active shooting event. Unfortunately, school violence and shootings are not going away. Therefore, it is extremely important that we review […]

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June 21, 2019

MUSIC Matters – Volume 23 – Second Quarter 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIRMAN DR. BERNARD DUBRAY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT   Dear MUSIC Member, Summer is now well underway and we are all busy preparing buildings for the next school year in our districts and community colleges. Insurance claims have not been too excessive in our most recent review, however, […]

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June 21, 2019

Please Join Us in Welcoming Jim Akers to the MUSIC Team

We would like to welcome Jim Akers to the MUSIC team! Jim started with MUSIC on April 1st as part of a specialized Loss Control Consultant. The staff recommended to the MUSIC Board the hiring of a new full‐time staff member to focus solely on workers’ compensation cost reduction.  As part of Jim’s responsibilities, he […]

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