October 13, 2021

Mark Stockwell Announces His Retirement as Executive Director of MUSIC

At the 4th Quarter 2021 Directors Meeting, Mark Stockwell shared his plans to retire from MUSIC at the end of 2022. Mr. Stockwell stated the following: “MUSIC is an outstanding organization. I am extremely honored and proud to have been associated with it. Serving as its Executive Director has been a highlight of my career, […]

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September 22, 2021

MUSIC Matters – Volume 25 – 3rd Quarter 2021

DR. BERNARD DUBRAY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT We are now past Labor Day and well into the 2021-2022 school year. It is again an unusual year due to pandemic issue concerns. In June, we were all expecting the new school year to be much improved over 2020-2021. Unfortunately, that has not happened […]

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September 22, 2021

MUSIC Matters – Volume 25 – 2nd Quarter 2021

DR. BERNARD DUBRAY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT We are all now into the summer period after completing the most unusual and historic year in the history of our organization. No one that I know of has ever experienced anything like it. We have come through the pandemic and can hopefully go about […]

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April 8, 2021

2021 Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley Scholarship Recipients

MUSIC is proud to announce the 2021 Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley Scholarship recipients. There were approximately 200 applicants for six available scholarships. The selection committee members were impressed with all the applicants and wish them the best in their future endeavors. Congratulations to the 2021 Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley Scholarship winners:

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April 1, 2021

Social Engineering 101: Responding to and Preventing Engineering Attacks

Written By:  Peggy Wilson Area Vice President Member Services MUSIC’s Commercial Crime Insurance provides coverage for loss of money, securities, or other assets resulting from fraudulent acts such as employee theft, certain types of fraud by third parties, theft of property from your school’s premises, and more. Crime coverage areas include the following: • Employee […]

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April 1, 2021

Cybersecurity Threats and the Cyber Insurance Industry

Written By:  Jackie Turnage-Ferber Client Training and Technology Coordinator Missouri schools are at a greater risk for unplanned cyber incidents because of the push to incorporate technology and eLearning solutions into the teaching and learning landscape. As administrators and teachers struggle to ensure connectivity and accessibility, schools have become more vulnerable. Public K-12 schools and […]

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April 1, 2021

What Is Segregation of Duties? And, Why Does It Matter?

Written By:  Peggy Wilson Area Vice President Member Services Commercial crime insurance protects MUSIC members from financial losses related to school crime, including theft by employees, forgery, computer systems fraud, and social engineering fraud. One of the most severe risks of financial loss due to theft comes from a school’s employee, especially if this individual […]

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April 1, 2021

Key Elements of a Tornado Safety Plan

Written By:  Alan Schmitt AREA VICE PRESIDENT LOSS CONTROL The tornado season is here. It is once again time to revisit our tornado safety plan. Our plan includes three primary elements: 1. Preparation 2. Drill 3. Response Preparation: Being prepared for a tornado starts with a good plan. The first element to consider is to […]

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April 1, 2021

The Pros and Pros (There Are No Cons) of a Restricted Duty Program

Written By:  Jim Akers Loss Control Consultant We have all heard and read about restricted duty programs, otherwise known as Return to Work (RTW). Still, it is important to note: you will save your district money, possibly quite a bit, if you bring your employees injured in a work-related accident back to work on temporary […]

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March 15, 2021

MUSIC Matters – Volume 25 – 1st Quarter 2021

MUSIC has made exciting changes to the MUSIC Matters newsletter. These changes include a new format and a short video message, presented by Mr. Mark Stockwel. The many articles include Social Engineering 101:  Responding to and Preventing Social Engineering Attacks, What is Segregation of Duties? and Why Does It Matter?, and  The Key Elements of a […]

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