Newport-Mesa USD | BP 3530 Business and Noninstructional Operations
The Governing Board strongly supports a risk management program that protects district resources and promotes the 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 determine the most economical means of insuring the district consistent with required services, the Superintendent or designee shall annually review the district's options for obtaining coverage, including qualified insurance agents, a joint powers agency, self-insurance or a combination of these means.
The Board reserves the right to remove an insurance agent-of-record or a participating agent whenever, in the judgment of the Board, such action becomes desirable for the best interests of the district.
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.
(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
(cf. 3320 - Claims and Actions Against the District)
(cf. 4030 - Nondiscrimination in Employment)
(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 Superintendent or designee shall report to the Board twice a year on the district's risk management activities.
17029.5 Contract funding; board liability
32350 Liability on equipment loaned to district
35162 Power to sue, be sued, hold and convey property
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)
820.9 Board members not vicariously liable for injuries caused by district
Policy NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: September 8, 2009 Costa Mesa, California