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Tuolumne COE |  BP  3530  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Risk Management/Insurance   

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The Tuolumne County Board of Education strongly supports a risk management program that protects County Office resources and promotes the safety of students, staff and the public.

The Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools or designee shall establish a risk management program that uses effective safety and loss control practices. The County Office shall strive to keep its liability at a minimum and its insurance premiums as low as possible while maintaining adequate protection. To determine the most economical means of insuring the County Office consistent with required services, the County Superintendent or designee shall annually review the County Office's options for obtaining coverage, including qualified insurance agents, a joint powers agency, self-insurance or a combination of these means.

The County Board reserves the right to remove an insurance agent-of-record or a participating agent whenever, in the judgment of the County Board, such action becomes desirable for the best interests of the County Office.

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

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 3320 - Claims and Actions Against the District)

(cf. 4030 - Nondiscrimination in Employment)

(cf. 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11- Sexual Harassment)

(cf. 4132/4232/4332- Publication or Creation of Materials)

(cf. 4157.1/4257.1/4357.1 - Work-Related Injuries)

(cf. 4158/4258/4358- Employee Security)

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)

(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

(cf. 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment)

(cf. 6162.6 - Use of Copyrighted Materials)

(cf. 9260 - Legal Protection)

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

Legal Reference:


1252 Compensation Insurance for Districts

1274 Fund to cover losses or payments

1297 Worker's Compensation

1330 Unemployment Insurance

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

39837 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


820.9 Board members not vicariously liable for injuries caused by district

989-991.2 Local public entity insurance


3200-4855 Workers' compensation


adopted: May 30, 2008 Sonora, California