News

February 28, 2023

Dr. Gary VanMeter Award for Risk Management Excellence

At the Annual Membership Meeting in January, MUSIC announced the winners of the 2023 VanMeter Award for Risk Management Excellence. This annual award uses various criteria to choose the recipients, including looking at the total severity of all claims as a percentage of the school’s annual assessment, reduction in workers’ compensation claims (as compared to […]

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February 16, 2023

MUSIC Monthly | Volume 27 – February 2023

MUSIC is excited to announce that the newsletter is being restyled and changing to a monthly format. With this change, you will notice that the name has been updated to MUSIC Monthly. The publication will be shorter and more focused; usually, it will be sent electronically around the 15th of each month. The new format will be […]

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December 14, 2022

MUSIC Matters – Volume 26 – 4th Quarter

Articles, job aids, videos, and important dates are linked below Dr. Bernie Dubray’s and Mr. Ron Orr’s messages. Be sure to check out the Cybersecurity Risk Management, Loss Control, MUSIC Program Updates, and News Articles sections of the newsletter.   As I write this message for the MUSIC newsletter, we are in the midst of […]

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

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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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