Policy 8310 - Liability Insurance
The district shall maintain sufficient liability insurance to protect it against claims for the negligent or wrongful acts of its staff or agents. The amount and terms of such insurance protection shall be reviewed annually as part of the district’s risk management program.
The board shall hold individual board members, administrators, staff or agents of the district harmless and defend them from any financial loss, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of any act or failure to act, provided that at the time of the act or omission complained of the individual so indemnified was acting within the scope of his or her responsibilities or employment and in compliance with the policies and procedures of the district. A member of the board of directors or a superintendent of any school district is immune from civil liability for damages for any discretionary decision or failure to make a discretionary decision for within his or her official capacity, but liability shall remain on the district for the tortuous conduct of the board members and superintendent. The superintendent shall obtain errors and omissions insurance in the amounts deemed necessary by the board.
Legal References: RCW 4.24.470 Liability of officials and members of
governing body of public agency
RCW 4.96.010 Tortious conduct of political sub-division –
Liability for damages
RCW 28A.320.100 Actions against officers, employees or
agents of school districts and
educational service districts –
Defense, costs, fees – Payments
RCW 28A.320.060 Officers, employees or agents of school
districts or educational service
districts, insurance to protect and
hold personally harmless
Adoption Date: May 28, 1996