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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September 18, 2020

MUSIC Matters – Volume 24 – 3rd Quarter 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD DR. BERNARD DUBRAY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT Dear MUSIC Member, Education times continue to be difficult and ever changing. By now, many school districts have opened their doors to face-to-face instruction with masks, hand washing and social distancing – the words of the day. Many […]

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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

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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