Newsletter

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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March 1, 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 […]

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February 26, 2019

Are They Covered? Why Special Events Are Needed

By Peggy Wilson Vice President Client Services – Gallagher   As a MUSIC Member, you have your property and casualty coverage under one comprehensive plan for all participating members.  For events happening on and around campus, the rule of thumb for whether a particular event is covered comes down to the answers to two questions:  […]

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February 26, 2019

Key Elements of a Tornado Safety Plan

Alan Schmitt, ARM-P 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: Preparation Drill Response Preparation:  Being prepared for a tornado starts with a good plan. The first element to consider is to determine where your […]

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December 5, 2018

MUSIC-Provided Cyber Coverage

Effective December 31, 2018 all members of MUSIC are provided with Cyber Liability Coverage as part of their membership. This policy provides a $2,000,000 limit with a deductible of $5,000. Cyber Liability insurance is designed to protect you from: • Unauthorized release of confidential information • Violations of person’s rights to privacy • Personal injury in […]

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December 5, 2018

Renewal of 2018 Certificates of Insurance

Amy Mehrmann-Dale – Client Service Associate – Gallagher During the year, many Certificates of Insurance are issued – some require renewal and some do not. Each year, the MUSIC team provides a Certificate Renewal List to every Member for their Certificates issued for the current policy term. This list can be found in your ‘Document Library’ in the ADMIN PORTAL once you sign […]

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December 5, 2018

Slip and Fall Prevention in Winter Weather

Alan Schmitt – Area VP – Loss Prevention – Gallagher Yes, it is that time of year again when we see an increase in slips and falls as a result of the weather. So, what can we do to help prevent these potential serious injuries? There are several things we can do. However, the first and probably most important […]

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