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Hollywood Filmmakers Use Public Schools

Feb 27, 2009 by Lee Gaby

Memorial Stadium in Dekalb County was one of the sites used in the film “We Are Marshall.” If your school district has an opportunity for national exposure and onsite use by film producers, you can find a special Facility Use Agreement in the Institute Topical Library. Mike Florio, risk manager for Dekalb County Schools would be happy to share his hollywood contract negotiation experience with you. The In...

Superintendent Meeting in San Francisco Offers Ideas and Good News to Risk Managers

Feb 19, 2009 by Lee Gaby

The American Association of School Administrators opened its Annual Conference today with a variety of presentations. School PR experts told attendees that communication must run both ways. Former Fairfax County, Va., school communicators, Meg Carnes and Kitty Porterfield urged moving away from one-way model of school communication and embracing the role of Web 2.0 among multi-generational school stakeholders. They...

School Leader is New President of Governmental Pool Group

Feb 12, 2009 by Lee Gaby

The Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRIP) announced that Cheryle Mangels,ARM, has been chosen to serve as President of the organization for a two-year term of office. Ms. Mangels is the Executive Director of the Colorado School Districts Self-Insurance Pool. (CSDIP)

Baseball Not Equal to Softball In Indiana

Feb 5, 2009 by Lee Gaby

Female athletes in Indiana just got a break from the Indiana High School Athletic Association, which has avoided a lawsuit over the issue of whether softball and baseball are comparable sports. The IHSAA board recently voted 18-9 to let girls try out for baseball, even if their school has a softball team. Prior to this decision, girls could participate on a boys’ teams in baseball, basketball, football, soccer ...

Tagged: gender equity in sports

Who's Who in School Risk Management

Feb 3, 2009 by Lee Gaby

The Institute has begun compiling a directory of school officials and risk group leaders who serve in institutional leadership roles across the nation. Included in the directory will be the members of the risk management committees of the Association of School Business Officials and its state affiliate chapters. In California, the executive director of the North Bay Insurance Group, Janet DeGracia, is past preside...

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