Board Member Insurance 1732

The district shall maintain sufficient insurance to protect the board and its individual members against liability arising from actions of the board or its individual members while each is acting on behalf of the district and within his/her authority as a board member.

An individual board member may participate at his/her own cost in any of the personal liability, life, health, health care, accident, disabil­ity, salary protection or other form of insurance made available to district staff if plan sponsors permit such participation.

Cross Reference:

Board Policy   8310    Liability Insurance

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 subdivision--liability for damage

RCW   28A.400.350 Liability, life, health, health care, accident, dis­abil­ity and salary insurance authorized--Premiums

RCW   28A.400.360 Liability insurance for officials and employees authorized

RCW   28A.320.100 Actions against officers, employees or agents of school districts and educa­tional service districts--Defense, costs, fees--Payment of obligation

RCW   28A.320.060 Officers, employees or agents of school districts or educational service districts, insurance to protect and hold personally harmless


Adoption Date: March 10, 1999

Classification: Optional