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December 2, 2022

2023 Scholarship Application – Now Open

  The Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley | MUSIC Scholarship application (clickable link) is now available. Six $2,000.00 scholarships (non-renewable) will be awarded to students who graduate in 2023 from high schools in MUSIC member districts. The funding of the scholarships is provided by proceeds from the MOASBO-MUSIC Annual Golf Tournament and corporate donations. The scholarship information […]

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October 7, 2022

2023 Annual Membership Meeting

The 2023 MUSIC Annual Membership Meeting (AMM) will be held at The Lodge of Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks January 26 – 27, 2023. There is no cost to attend the conference except for the cost of your room. MUSIC kindly asks that you reserve your room and register for the AMM […]

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April 1, 2022

Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley Scholarship

MUSIC is proud to announce the 2022 Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley Scholarship recipients. MUSIC received approximately 200 applicants for six available scholarships. The selection committee members were extremely impressed with all applicants, and we wish them the best in their future endeavors. The scholarships are funded with golf tournament proceeds and corporate donations. Each winner […]

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February 1, 2022

Ron Orr Named New Executive Director

The MUSIC Board of Directors has selected Ron Orr as the next Executive Director of the MUSIC program. Ron has served as Chief Financial Officer of Pattonville School District since 2002. He spent four years as an Accounting Manager at Washington University in St. Louis and five years in private practice before joining Pattonville. He […]

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April 1, 2021

Social Engineering 101: Responding to and Preventing Engineering Attacks

Written By:  Peggy Wilson Area Vice President Member Services MUSIC’s Commercial Crime Insurance provides coverage for loss of money, securities, or other assets resulting from fraudulent acts such as employee theft, certain types of fraud by third parties, theft of property from your school’s premises, and more. Crime coverage areas include the following: • Employee […]

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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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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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