September 16, 2020

2021 RENEWAL QUESTIONNAIRES – DUE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH

Thank you to those members who have completed the 20201 Renewal Questionnaires. MUSIC understands that this is a busy time for our members. As a friendly reminder, access to the 2021 Renewal Questionnaires is now available.  This information is used to collect data, or exposures, that is needed to provide an accurate account of the […]

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September 16, 2020

School Security—Arming Staff

What Are My Expectations and Options? It seems every time you turn on the news, pick up a newspaper or look on-line, 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 our current security procedures and understand some […]

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September 16, 2020

WHY BUY AN UMBRELLA

As a MUSIC member, 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 name individual employees, administrators, and board members to circumvent […]

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September 16, 2020

FACT OR FICTION:

MUSIC Sexual Misconduct Training Is Required While MUSIC members know that the MUSIC Sexual Misconduct:  Staff-to-Student training is required by MUSIC, many members may not know why this is a requirement. So why does MUSIC require this training every year? First, if training is not completed by faculty and staff, and a sexual misconduct loss […]

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September 16, 2020

NEW TITLE IX RULE AND ITS IMPACT FOR MUSIC MEMBERS

Written by Natalie Hoernschemeyer Mickes O’Toole, LLC Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal funds. In May, the Department of Education released new regulations for Title IX to govern the reporting, investigation, and adjudication of sexual harassment allegations in educational institutions. These major changes went […]

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September 16, 2020

MUSIC Complimentary Course List

The State of Missouri has updated its Required Training for the 2020-2021 school year. MUSIC Members now receive twelve complimentary courses each year. These courses align with the state’s requirements and federal requirements. This year’s courses include the following: Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Prevention De-Escalation Strategies (New Course) Discrimination Awareness in the Workplace Diversity Awareness: Staff-to-Student […]

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September 16, 2020

Reporting Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

When you have an injured employee, it is important to always provide the injured worker with the Workers’ Compensation Treatment Authorization form before sending him or her for medical treatment. Missouri schools have the right to designate the medical provider(s). This medical treatment authorization form is essential not only for the authorization for your medical […]

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September 16, 2020

Workers’ Compensation Incident Tracker Rollout Begins Week of September 21

MUSIC will be rolling out the new Workers’ Compensation Incident Tracker, a cloud-based application that allows a school’s Workers’ Compensation Coordinator, or claims handler, to store incident and claim information electronically. The tool was developed for MUSIC and its members, and it will be unique for each member. The tool allows the Workers’ Compensation coordinator […]

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September 16, 2020

Welcome Casey Swadley

Name:  Casey Swadley Home:  Platte City, MO Role with GB:  M.U.S.I.C Dedicated Resolution Manager Bio: Casey Swadley joined Gallagher Bassett Services in August 2020 as a Resolution Manager. Casey was previously employed with Gallagher Bassett Services approximately 15 years ago as a Resolution Manager. Casey started her worker’s compensation career at Gallagher Bassett and learned […]

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