June 30, 2021

Message from the Board Chairman

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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June 30, 2021

A Message from the Executive Director

MR. MARK STOCKWELL MUSIC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Congratulations! You have survived one of the most difficult school years in recent times. We continue to hope that the health crisis is behind us and we can look forward to a more “NORMAL” school year in the fall. Relax and enjoy time with family and friends this summer. […]

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June 30, 2021

Help MUSIC Identify New Superintendents and Administrators

Written By:  Amy Mehrmann-Dale Senior Client Service Associate July 1 is an important date for most MUSIC school districts. It marks the start date when new superintendents and administrators begin their new positions. In July each year, the MUSIC team begins the process of identifying these new superintendents and administrators since they will need access […]

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June 30, 2021

New Trainings Address Changes in Crime Coverage

Written By:  Jackie Turnage-Ferber Client Training and Technology Coordinator The number of submitted social engineering and employee embezzlement fraud claims nationwide and within the MUSIC program has steadily increased. MUSIC expects these increases will negatively impact premiums, retentions, and deductibles in the coming years. MUSIC members can positively affect these three cost drivers by following […]

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June 30, 2021

Big News! The Incident Tracker Is Here! – Update

Written By: Jim Akers Loss Control Consultant Beginning mid-fall 2020, MUSIC began rolling out the new Workers’ Compensation Incident Tracker in phases. To date, over 60 MUSIC members are using the Tracker to document workers’ compensation incidents. It is not too late to begin using this new tool. In fact, MUSIC encourages all schools to […]

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June 30, 2021

Best Practices for Playground Safety

Written By:  Jim Akers Loss Control Consultant SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE! After COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, who would not want to run out to a school’s playground and take a spin on that merry-go-round, or climb to the very top of the jungle gym, or see how fast you can get that see-saw going. Well, […]

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June 30, 2021

Fireworks Displays on School Campus

Written By:  Alan Schmitt Area Vice President Loss Control Can We Shoot off Fireworks? Can We Have a Fireworks Display on the School Campus? Fireworks, by their very nature can be extremely dangerous. Therefore, before you jump into allowing the use of fireworks on your school campus you need to do your homework and develop […]

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June 30, 2021

Updating Vector Solutions for the Upcoming School Year

Written By:  Jackie Turnage-Ferber Client Training and Technology Coordinator In early spring, SafeSchools changed branding. With this change, the SafeSchools name was unified under the VectorSolutions brand. The SafeSchools product’s functionality has not changed, so your school’s unique LMS and the training will look familiar. In addition, your school’s URL to log into the LMS […]

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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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