“Education is about children and as long as our efforts are aligned toward children we are on the right path.”Deborah L. Hendrix President, Board of Education
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Section E Index: Support Services
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Date of revision:
January 24, 2013
Adequate and prompt accident reporting is essential if similar accidents are to be prevented from happening again. If there are injuries or property damage, prompt reports also are vital in assuring the district staff, students and others of insurance coverage.
The Board requires therefore that an accident report be filed on every accident that takes place on school property or that involves a school vehicle, students or staff on school-sponsored trips, including staff members on authorized school business trips. Such reports are required whether or not there are any immediately evident injuries or damage to property.
The administration shall establish procedures for filing accident reports and shall make sure reports include details that:
1. Might be helpful in preventing similar accidents in the future
2. Are needed for filing insurance claims
3. Might be important in case of litigation
In the event of serious accident or injury, the Insurance Risk Manager should be notified immediately. If the accident occurs after business hours, the appropriate school personnel should be notified as per the district Emergency Procedures Handbook.