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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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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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