February 27, 2020

School Security – Arming Staff

What Are My Expectations and Options? Alan Schmitt, ARM-P – Area Vice President, Loss Control It seems every time you turn on the news, pick up a newspaper, or look online 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 […]

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December 9, 2019

MUSIC Matters – Volume 23 – Fourth Quarter

DR. BERNARD DUBRAY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT Dear MUSIC Member, As I write this message, we are entering the first week of December and have just completed the Thanksgiving holiday recess period. Weather conditions have not been too bad yet and, in the St. Louis area, many of us have only missed […]

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December 4, 2019

MUSIC Plan Document Changes for 2020

Anita Kiehne President – Claims – Gallagher  Our targeted area of change for the upcoming renewal is in the Builders’ Risk coverage.  As a MUSIC member you currently have $50,000,000 limit of coverage for any new building projects in the course of construction.  We do require that you notify us of any project in excess […]

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December 3, 2019

Plan Document Updates for 2020

Anita Kiehne – Area Vice President, Claims – Gallagher Our targeted area of change for the upcoming renewal is in the Builders’ Risk coverage.  As a MUSIC member you currently have $50,000,000 limit of coverage for any new building projects in the course of construction.  We do require that you notify us of any project […]

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December 3, 2019

When Your Facilities Are In Use

Peggy Wilson – Client Services Supervisor 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 and uses can vary widely […]

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December 3, 2019

Renewal of 2019 Certificates of Insurance

Amy Mehrmann-Dale – Client Service Associate During the year, many Certificates of Insurance are issued – some require renewal and some do not. Each year, the MUSIC team provides a Certificate Renewal List to every Member for their Certificates issued for the current policy term. This list can be found in your ‘Document Library’ in […]

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December 3, 2019

Slip and Fall Prevention in Winter Weather

Alan Schmitt – Area VP – Loss Prevention Yes, it is that time of year again when we see an increase in slips and falls as a result of the weather. So, what can we do to help prevent these potential serious injuries? There are several things we can do. However, the first and probably most important thing […]

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September 17, 2019

What is MAP 21 and How Will it Affect My School District?

Alan Schmitt, ARM-P – Area Vice President, Loss Control MAP 21 is federal legislation scheduled to go into effect February 7, 2020.  The legislation changes the requirements for all new CDL drivers or current CDL drivers who wish to change classifications or endorsements. The regulation outlines the following items: Every facility location (school district or […]

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September 17, 2019

Student Safety and Child Abuse Training

Anita Kiehne – Area Vice President, Claims Management New Procedures – SafeSchools Refresher Course Available Soon MUSIC requires all members to participate in staff training for the prevention, recognition, and reporting of potential or actual child abuse and misconduct. There are many state requirements and we want all staff to be aware of and understand their […]

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