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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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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