Rodney Schneider, Superintendent, Dublin ISD: Dublin ISD joined the Texas Rural Education Association Risk Management Cooperative for property casualty insurance because they presented us with the best value for our dollar; we remain part of TREA RMC for the value as well as for the tremendous service we receive from them. When we switched over to this new cooperative in 2010, Dublin ISD saved taxpayers approximately 27 percent over its previous carrier. To a rural school like us. this large dollar savings equaled a teacher salary that could be used to reduce class sizes. In April of this year (2015), Dublin ISD and the community of Dublin was devastated by a huge hail storm. Over the course of five hours. Dublin was hit by three different rounds of hail with some hail stones reported as big as softballs. Every roof in the District and all but two vehicles were severely damaged. Damage to the school alone was estimated at over 4.2 million dollars. The storm occurred late Sunday evening and by noon Monday. I had representatives from the TREA RMC as well as representatives from Parsons Roofing on our roofs accessing the damage and making plans for emergency temporary repairs. Within a few days, we had a coordinated emergency response plan to address the immediate roofing and water damage mitigation needs of Dublin ISD that would safely allow us to continue school for the remainder of the year as well as have repairs completed by the time school started in August. As I said earlier, we joined TREA RMC for the 27 percent savings; now we stay for the savings as well as the tremendous personal service we receive.