INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT
The Bossier Parish School Board recognizes that proper management of the school district includes concern for the safety of students, employees and the general public as well as concern for protecting the system's property from loss. No new Board policy, regulation, or procedure shall be adopted or approved by the Board without first giving careful consideration to the school district’s risk exposure.
The Superintendent or his/her designee shall be responsible for establishing a risk management and insurance program governing all property, employee, and program risks related to the performance of the educational and service missions of the school system. The risk management and insurance program shall include means for identifying, eliminating, reducing, retaining or transferring risk exposures. The Board realizes that the assumption of some predictable risk is the most economically feasible method of treating certain exposures. When in the apparent best interest of the school system, the Board may budget for, and retain, limited and predictable risks of financial loss.
When the purchase of insurance is deemed necessary, such purchase shall be made on the basis of service offered by the insurer, the reliability and financial stability of the insurer, and the price of the insurance as competitively determined.
The Board does not recognize any obligation to purchase insurance from a particular agent, broker, insurer representative, or state insurance fund of any kind other than an obligation based on the above stated considerations.
The Board authorizes the Superintendent to seek professional risk management advice, if necessary, in order to develop, implement and maintain an effective risk management and insurance program for the system.
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:159.2, 17:169, 32:601
Bossier Parish School Board