Liability and Insurance

Maintaining appropriate insurance coverage is an essential part of protecting the financial well being of a public school district.  The following are resources related to school districts' insurance needs, including employee health insurance, workers' compensation, and risk management.

TASB Resources

  • TASB Legal Services' article We’ve Been Sued! Now What? (pdf) recommends the steps a district should take immediately on receipt of notice of a lawsuit.
  • TASB Risk Management Fund’s article The Board’s Role in Risk Management (pdf) provides important guidance for boards in being prepared for and protecting the district from unforeseeable occurrences and losses.
  • TASB Risk Management Fund's Member Library provides How-Tos and FAQs, forms, and other resources related to a variety of property and liability claims, including automobile accidents, property and general liability claims, and liability of school professionals.
  • TASB Risk Management Fund provides updates and information on workers' compensation.
  • TASB Risk Management Fund also provides information on its unemployment compensation program.
  • For information on working with a school attorney, see eSource Governance – Board Roles and Responsibilities.

Other Resources