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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December 3, 2020

MUSIC Matters – Volume 24 – 4th Quarter 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD DR. BERNARD DUBRAY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT Dear MUSIC member, Since our school districts and community college members are now past the Thanksgiving break, we move on to the Christmas holiday season. We also continue to experience the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic while trying […]

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December 3, 2020

Message from the Board Chairman

DR. BERNARD DUBRAY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT Dear MUSIC Member, Since our school districts and community college members are now past the Thanksgiving break, we move on to the Christmas holiday season. We also continue to experience the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic while trying to conduct school either in-person or virtually. […]

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December 3, 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MR. MARK STOCKWELL MUSIC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR I hope everyone had a Great Masked and Socially Distanced Thanksgiving Holiday! WHAT A CRAZY YEAR! Although you’re approaching the school year’s mid-point, MUSIC is wrapping up its 2020 plan year. I want to use this article to provide a general overview of the year’s activities and results. Although […]

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December 3, 2020

When Your Facilities Are In Use

Peggy Wilson – Client Services Supervisor AREA VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBER SERVICES MUSIC members are frequently approached by various groups to use the members’ facilities. These requests can range from using one room for a meeting, to sports events in the gymnasium, to social events such as reunions or chili suppers in the cafeteria. The groups […]

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December 3, 2020

Remembering Safety Basics During the Pandemic

Alan Schmitt, ARM-P Area Vice President Loss Control The year 2020 has dealt us many obstacles and forced us to think outside the box and change how we perform our daily duties.  However, some of these changes may impact the safety of our facilities, students, and staff.   Therefore, we must take a step back and […]

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