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Chapter 5. Property Maintenance And Control. Article 1. Duties of Governing Board   

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The governing board of any school district shall furnish, repair, insure against fire, and in its discretion rent the school property of its districts. The governing board may also insure the property against other perils. The insurance shall be written in any admitted insurer, or in any nonadmitted insurer to the extent and subject to the conditions prescribed in Section 1763 of the Insurance Code. Insurance on property of a district may be, in the discretion of the governing board, of the deductible type of coverage. By deductible type of coverage is meant a form of insurance under which the insurance becomes operative when the loss and damage exceeds an amount stipulated in the policy or policies.

The governing board, in their notice of bid for any school district construction, may indicate that it may elect to assume the cost of fire insurance by adding the coverage to the district's existing policy and in that event bids made on the construction shall be made in the alternative, with and without the fire insurance coverage included, and the governing board shall make its election as to who shall secure and pay for the insurance at the time of accepting the bid.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. Operative January 1, 1998.)