The Board shall maintain an adequate insurance program to protect the property of the district against fire, vandalism, extended coverage, windstorm, and flood; to protect the Board members and employees against liability resulting from the discharge of their duties; and to offer protection against injury for all employees while acting in behalf of the School System. The Board may also authorize and participate in an insurance program of hospitalization and medical insurance for students and employees.

The responsibility for administering the total insurance program shall be delegated to the Superintendent and the administrative staff. Underlying such administrative delegation, specifications for insurance coverage of various types will first be prepared for review and approval. Approved specifications will be forwarded to all interested companies who wish to submit competitive bids. Any modification of these specifications which may from time to time be considered necessary because of changes in the law or substantial change in the Board’s exposure value will be brought before the Board for discussion and adoption.

Ref: LA-R.S. 17:1221-1224, 32:601 et seq. and Collective Bargaining Agreements.