Policy 5610


The objective of the Board is to obtain the best possible insurance at the lowest possible cost, and to seek advice from an Insurance Appraisal Service to determine that adequate coverage is being provided regarding fire, boiler, general liability, bus, and student accident insurance.

The Board will carry insurance to protect the District's real and personal property against loss or damage. This property includes school buildings, the contents of such buildings, school grounds, and vehicles.

The Board may also purchase liability insurance to pay damages assessed against Board members and District employees acting in the discharge of their respective duties, within the scope of their employment and/or under the direction of the Board.

All insurance policies, along with an inventory of the contents of the building, should be kept in a fireproof depository or with the appropriate insurance agent for safekeeping and referral purposes. The Superintendent will review the District's insurance program annually and make recommendations to the Board if more suitable coverage is required.

Policy References:
Education Law §§ 1709(8), 1709(26), 1709(34-b), 2503(10), 2503(10-a), 2503(10-b), 3023, 3028 and 3811
General Municipal Law §§ 6-n and 52
Public Officers Law § 18 

Adopted: 6/22/99
Revised: 9/6/22

Policy 5610