The Superintendent or designee shall recommend and maintain all insurance programs that provide the broadest and most complete coverage available at the most economical cost, consistent with sound insurance principles.
The insurance program shall include:
- Liability coverage to insure against any loss or liability of the School District, School Board members, employees, volunteer personnel authorized in 105 ILCS 5/10-22.34, 5/10-22.34a, and 5/10-22.34b, and student teachers by reason of civil rights damage claims and suits, constitutional rights damage claims and suits, and death and bodily injury and property damage claims and suits, including defense costs, when damages are sought for negligent or wrongful acts allegedly committed during in the scope of employment or under the Board’s direction or related to any mentoring services provided to the District’s certified staff members; School Board members; employees; volunteer personnel authorized by 105 ILCS 5/10-22.34, 5/10-22.34a, and 5/10-22.34b; mentors of certified staff members authorized in 105 ILCS 5/21A-5 et seq. (new teacher), 105 ILCS 5/2-3.53a (new principal), and 2-3.53b (new superintendents); and student teachers.
- Comprehensive property insurance covering a broad range of causes of loss involving building and personal property. The coverage amount shall normally be for the replacement cost or the insurable value.
- Workers’ Compensation to protect the individual employees against financial loss in case of a work-related injury, certain types of disease, or death incurred in an employee-related situation.
- Employee insurance programs
The Board may offer student accident insurance coverage. The Board does not endorse the plan nor recommend that parents/guardians secure the coverage, and any contract is between the parents/guardians and the company.
LEGAL REF.:Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, P. L. 99-272, ¶ 1001, 100 Stat. 222, 4980B(f) of the I.R.S. Code, 42 U.S.C. § 300bb-1 et seq.
105 ILCS 5/1020.20, 5/10--22.3, 5/10-22.3a, 5/10-22.3b, 5/10-22.3f, 5/10-22.34, 5/10-22.34a, and 5/10-22.34b., 215 ILCS 5/, 750 ILCS 75/, 820 ILCS 305/, 4:100
Reviewed: February 28, 2005, April 23, 2012, February 11, 2013, December 08, 2014
Adopted: March 21, 2005
Revisions Adopted: February 01, 2010; May 14, 2012, February 25, 2013, January 12, 2015