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P 3710 Insurance Programs

The Board of Education shall maintain adequate insurance programs to cover property, liability and personnel, within the requirements of good risk management and state law. The administration will recommend to the Board the kind and amount of property, casualty and/or liability insurance needed for the protection of the District property, employees, and Board of Education, and will administer insurance authorized by the Board, unless otherwise directed.

Every effort shall be made to obtain insurance at the most economical cost consistent with required service by obtaining quotations or by negotiations, whichever method is advantageous to the District. The contract for insurance will be submitted to competitive bidding at least every six (6) years.

The District will maintain coverage of all buildings and capital outlay contents. Coverage should be 100% without coinsurance if available.

Liability coverage should include comprehensive general liability, employee benefits liability, vehicular liability and school board legal liability. (See also Policy 3730 - Liability Insurance.)

Board Approved Date: July 2003
Last Updated: July 2003