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December 1, 2020

Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley/MUSIC Scholarship for 2021 Now Open

Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley/MUSIC Scholarship The Missouri United School Insurance Council (MUSIC) encourages you to apply for the Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley/MUSIC Scholarships. The funding of the scholarships is provided by proceeds from the golf tournament and corporate donations. Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley was MUSIC’s first Executive Director.  As a school business official with the […]

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September 16, 2020

FALL VIRTUAL LAW WORKSHOPS

The MUSIC Program, in association with the Missouri Consultants for Education, are sponsoring virtual law workshops on October 5th and 15th. The MUSIC team works closely with MCE in planning these sessions to cover timely topics and areas of concern for school administrators. The goal is to provide updated policies and best practices for use […]

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September 16, 2020

2021 MUSIC Annual Membership Meeting

The 2021 MUSIC Annual Membership Meeting is just around the corner. Please mark your calendars for January 28-29, 2021. If the virus situation allows, we will be on site at the Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake of the Ozarks again this year. The agenda will be sent to all members later in the fall. You […]

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September 16, 2020

90-Day Notice

Please recall that MUSIC members are required to provide a 90-day notice (by October 1) if you intend to seek insurance bids for 2021. If you leave the program without providing the notice, there will be a 25% penalty of your 2021 assessment. Unlike some other expenditures, you are not required to seek bids on […]

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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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