Newsletter

September 17, 2019

School Security – Arming Staff

What Are My Expectations and Options? Alan Schmitt, ARM-P – Area Vice President, Loss Control It seems every time you turn on the news, pick up a newspaper, or look online 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 […]

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June 21, 2019

Please Join Us in Welcoming Jim Akers to the MUSIC Team

We would like to welcome Jim Akers to the MUSIC team! Jim started with MUSIC on April 1st as part of a specialized Loss Control Consultant. The staff recommended to the MUSIC Board the hiring of a new full‐time staff member to focus solely on workers’ compensation cost reduction.  As part of Jim’s responsibilities, he […]

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June 19, 2019

Audit Response Letter

Amy Mehrmann-Dale Client Service Associate Arthur J. Gallagher This is a reminder that MUSIC usually provides you with your insurance coverage information as well as your assessment information in a one-page letter form to provide to your auditors. Because it is that time of year again, I wanted to let you know that this information […]

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June 19, 2019

Valuation of Building Contents

Scott Wightman Area Executive Vice President Arthur J. Gallagher As you know, we provide updated building values for every member based on formal, on-site building appraisals conducted every four years with inflationary updates in the interim years. Last year, we provided some guidance for the first time on contents values which are a little harder […]

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June 18, 2019

Summer Building Projects

Peggy Wilson Vice President – Member Services Arthur J. Gallagher It is that time of year when many members start, or have already started, construction projects by making updates to their buildings, renovations or constructing a new building. MUSIC provides its members’ Builders’ Risk coverage up to $50,000,000 for any one loss at any one […]

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June 18, 2019

Seasonal Help

Alan Schmitt – Area Vice President Loss Control Arthur J. Gallagher Summer is almost here and many of us are putting together a list of projects to be completed. We have numerous cleaning, maintenance, landscaping and construction activities planned for our buildings and campuses. Many Districts will hire seasonal help to help complete many of these […]

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March 1, 2019

MUSIC Matters – Volume 23 – First Quarter 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIRMAN DR. BERNARD DUBRAY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FORT ZUMWALT SCHOOL DISTRICT Dear MUSIC Member, Well, we’re not quite there yet, but spring is rapidly approaching. Cardinals and Royals baseball have started spring training games and that is always a good sign that the warm weather is rapidly approaching. This is the […]

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March 1, 2019

Student Transportation

Alan Schmitt, ARM-P – Area Vice President Loss Control   In the climate of reduced budgets and a shortage of bus drivers, districts are looking for innovative methods to transport students.  The following guidelines should be followed when considering alternative transportation methods. Vehicles Used For Transportation Under federal and state guidelines, any vehicle used to transport […]

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March 1, 2019

Online Work Comp Toolkit

Peggy Wilson – Vice President, Member Services In an effort to drive down costs associated with workers’ compensation, we are working on a training package and toolkit to provide to MUSIC members.  Training modules are under way! Best Practice Work Comp Program Training Intro to Work Comp Work Comp Coordinator training Work Comp program development Post-injury […]

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March 1, 2019

MUSIC’s New Course Library

Peggy Wilson – Vice President, Member Services We are excited to announce a new resource that is available in your SafeSchools/SafeColleges Learning Management System. You’ll now find the MUSIC custom library right alongside your SafeSchools/SafeColleges Training library! Missouri requires two hours of dyslexia training annually, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. The MUSIC Team had […]

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