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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June 19, 2019

Audit Response Letter

Amy Mehrmann-Dale Client Service Associate Arthur J. Gallagher This is a reminder that MUSIC usually provides you with your insurance coverage information as well as your assessment information in a one-page letter form to provide to your auditors. Because it is that time of year again, I wanted to let you know that this information […]

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June 19, 2019

Valuation of Building Contents

Scott Wightman Area Executive Vice President Arthur J. Gallagher As you know, we provide updated building values for every member based on formal, on-site building appraisals conducted every four years with inflationary updates in the interim years. Last year, we provided some guidance for the first time on contents values which are a little harder […]

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June 18, 2019

Training Updates

Jessica Conley Client Training and & Technology Consultant As you gear up for the 2019-2020 school year, we know you have a lot to prepare! In an effort to assist you in getting ready, here are a few training updates and reminders. SAFESCHOOLS/SAFECOLLEGES TRAINING MUSIC requires all member districts to complete the MUSIC Sexual Misconduct: Staff […]

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June 18, 2019

Summer Building Projects

Peggy Wilson Vice President – Member Services Arthur J. Gallagher It is that time of year when many members start, or have already started, construction projects by making updates to their buildings, renovations or constructing a new building. MUSIC provides its members’ Builders’ Risk coverage up to $50,000,000 for any one loss at any one […]

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June 18, 2019

2019 Holley MUSIC Scholarship Winners Announced

MUSIC is proud to announce the 2019 Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley Scholarship winners: The funding of the scholarships is provided by proceeds from the golf tournament and corporate donations.Congratulations to these winners who each will receive a $2,000 scholarship (nonrenewable) for their future education! MUSIC will be presenting the scholarships to the winners in the […]

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June 18, 2019

Seasonal Help

Alan Schmitt – Area Vice President Loss Control Arthur J. Gallagher Summer is almost here and many of us are putting together a list of projects to be completed. We have numerous cleaning, maintenance, landscaping and construction activities planned for our buildings and campuses. Many Districts will hire seasonal help to help complete many of these […]

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March 1, 2019

MUSIC Matters – Volume 23 – First Quarter 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIRMAN DR. BERNARD DUBRAY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT Dear MUSIC Member, Well, we’re not quite there yet, but spring is rapidly approaching. Cardinals and Royals baseball have started spring training games and that is always a good sign that the warm weather is rapidly approaching. This is the […]

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March 1, 2019

Student Transportation

Alan Schmitt, ARM-P – Area Vice President Loss Control   In the climate of reduced budgets and a shortage of bus drivers, districts are looking for innovative methods to transport students.  The following guidelines should be followed when considering alternative transportation methods. Vehicles Used For Transportation Under federal and state guidelines, any vehicle used to transport […]

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