6500 Risk Management

The Board believes the district must identify and measure risks of loss due to the damage or destruction of district property or to claims against the district by others claiming to have been harmed by the action or inaction of the district, its officers, or employees. A risk management program shall be implemented to reduce or eliminate risks where possible, to determine the risks the district can afford to assume and to transfer to an insurance company those risks that the district does not wish to assume or cannot economically afford to assume.
Such a program shall consider the benefits, if any, of joining with other units of local government for joint purchasing of insurance, joint self-funding, joint self-insuring, or joint employment of a risk manager. The superintendent shall assign the primary responsibility for the administration and supervision of the risk management program to a single person. The district shall make available to claimants its standard tort claim form. The Board appoints the superintendent as agent to receive notice of tort claims against the district.
The district shall purchase and pay for surety bonds for the superintendent, business manager, and such other staff and in such amounts as necessary for honest performance of the staff in the conduct of the district's financial operations. Such bonds may include a deductible proviso not to exceed two percent of the employee's annual salary.
The superintendent or designee will establish procedures to implement this policy.
Legal References:
RCW.4.96.020 Tortious conduct of local governmental entities and their agents — Claims — Presentment and filing — Contents
RCW 28A.320.060 Officers, employees or agents of school districts or educational service districts, insurance to protect and hold personally harmless
RCW 28A.320.100 Actions against officers, employees or agents of school district and educational service districts — Defense, costs, fees — Payment of obligation
RCW 28A.330.100 (10) Additional powers of board
RCW 28A.400.350 Medical, dental, vision, liability, life, accident, disability and salary insurance authorized — Expiration of authority for basic and optional benefits — Premiums — Noncompliance
RCW 28A.400.360 Liability insurance for officials and employees authorized
Chapter 48.62 RCW Local government insurance transactions
Adoption Date: 1/22/02
Franklin Pierce Schools
Revised: 12/9/08; 12/10/19
Classification: Encouraged