Risk Management/Insurance



The Governing Board strongly supports a risk management program that protects District resources and promotes that safety of students, staff and the public.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish a risk management program that uses effective safety and loss control practices. The District shall strive to keep its liability at a minimum and its insurance premiums as low as possible while maintaining adequate protection.

To attempt to minimize the District's exposure to liability, the Board shall adopt clear policies related to discrimination, harassment, safety procedures, and the timely handling of claims. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that these policies and related procedures are enforced fairly and consistently.

The Superintendent or designee shall report to the Board twice a year on the District's risk management activities.

Legal Reference:

Education Code
17029.5 Contract funding; board liability
17565-17592 Board duties re property maintenance and control
32350 Liability on equipment loaned to district
35162 Power to sue, be sued, hold and convey property
35200-35214 Liabilities, especially:
35208 Liability insurance
35211 Driver training civil liability insurance
35213 Reimbursement for loss, destruction or damage of personal property
35214 Liability self-insurance
35331 Medical or hospital service for students on field trip
38054 Transportation of pupils to places of summer employment
41021 Requirement for employees' indemnity bonds
44873 Qualifications for physician (liability coverage)
49470-49474 District medical services and insurance

Government Code
820.9 Board members not vicariously liable for injuries caused by district
989-991.2 Local public entity insurance

Labor Code
3200-4855 Workers' compensation

First Reading: 11/8/00

Governing Board Adoption: 1/17/01

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