BP 6540 Insurance - Board Policies, Chapter 6 Business and Fiscal Affairs

  • Reference: Education Code Sections 70902; 72502; 72506; 81601, et seq.
  • Board Approved: 11/09/05
  • Amended: 06/08/11

The President/Superintendent shall be responsible to secure insurance for the District as required by law, which shall include but is not limited to the liabilities described in Education Code Section 72506 as follows:

  • Liability for damages for death, injury to persons, or damage or loss of property;
  • Personal liability of the members of the Board and the officers and employees of the District for damages for death, injury to a person, or damage or loss of property caused by the negligent act or omission of the member, officer or employee when acting within the scope of his or her office or employment. The President/Superintendent may authorize coverage for persons who perform volunteer services for the District.
  • Worker’s compensation insurance.

Insurance also shall include fire insurance and insurance against other perils.

The District may join in a joint powers agreement pursuant to Education Code Section 81603 for the purposes described in this policy.