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Saying “Yes” to Educator Success By Ben Barton, Superintendent of Princeton Public Schools Every Teacher Appreciation Week, I sit down to thank the educators of Princeton Public Schools, and each year, this task grows more important yet more challenging. I know that without substantive support behind the scenes, our thank…

By Risk Administration Services (RAS) Risk Administration Services is a Participating Insurer in the MSBAIT Risk Protection Program Before 2020, it was not uncommon to see around 30% of a school district’s workers’ compensation injury claims stem from challenging student behaviors. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, RAS has seen these types…

By EMC Insurance EMC Insurance is a Participating Insurer in the MSBAIT Risk Protection Program The roofs might be the most important aspect of your school district’s buildings, as they protect your students, employees, parents, and others from rain, wind, hail, and snow. Moreover, roofs catch most sunlight and provide…

By Kyllo Consulting Over the past several years – and on the heels of ongoing (and extraordinary) inflation, supply chain disruption, severe storm losses, and a variety of other factors – the MSBA Insurance Trust (including its various, partner insurance and risk management providers) has been advising MSBA members to…

By the Hanover Insurance Company An average of 1,000 tornadoes occur each year in the United States, causing around $1.1 billion in property damage on average, and more than 70 deaths. These storms vary in intensity and the accompanying damage can result in everything from minor repairs to complete destruction…

By SFM Mutual Insurance Company Employees in a variety of school-related occupations can find themselves in situations with the potential to be exposed to violence at work. De-escalation tactics can be used to defuse volatile situations so they don’t reach the point of violence. What is de-escalation? De-escalation is one…

By RAS Companies Slips, trips, and falls are among the top workers’ compensation and general liability exposures for school districts. Prevention is critical, but deciding where to focus your prevention efforts and budgets can be daunting. Look back to move forward Review your district’s workers’ compensation and liability slip/fall claims…

  By Kyllo Consulting Over the past several years, it seems that K-12 school districts across the U.S. (including Minnesota) have become increasingly cognizant of and responsive to the many cybersecurity threats and attacks associated with education organizations – and, this is generally good news! Despite this generally good news,…

Proper Onboarding is Essential to Building a Strong School Board Team By Kirk Schneidawind, MSBA Executive Director I do not recall a time during my tenure at MSBA when we received so many media requests to talk about school board elections. While the elections received a fair amount of attention…

By Marsh McLennan Marsh McLennan is the MSBA Insurance Trust Endorsed Provider for Property-Casualty and Workers’ Compensation insurance and risk management services Your school’s experience modification rating (EMR) needs to be checked periodically. The EMR is the indicator of your costs for work injuries, and it may be higher than…

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