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709 Insurance Program

Code No. 709


The board will maintain a comprehensive insurance program to provide adequate coverage against major types of risk, loss, or damage, as well as legal liability. The board will purchase insurance at replacement values, when possible, after reviewing the costs and availability of such insurance.  The comprehensive insurance program is reviewed once every three years. Insurance will only be purchased through legally licensed Iowa insurance agents.

The school district will assume the risk of property damage, legal liability, and dishonesty in cases in which the exposure is so small or dispersed that a loss does not significantly affect the operation of the education program or financial condition of the school district.

The board may retain a private organization for capital assets management services. 

Administration of the insurance program, making recommendations for additional insurance coverage, placing the insurance coverage and loss prevention activities is the responsibility of the superintendent or designee.  The superintendent or designee is responsible for maintaining the fixed assets management system, processing claims and maintaining loss records.

Legal Reference:          Iowa Code§§ 20.9; 85.2; 279.12, .28; 285.5(6), .10(6); 296.7;

                                      298A; 517A.1; 670.7 (2013).

                                      1974 Op. Att'y Gen. 171.

                                       1972 Op. Att'y Gen. 676.

Cross Reference:    205    Board Member Liability

                                 804    Safety Program

Approved: , Reviewed: 9/13/23, Revised: 

Grinnell-Newburg School District, Grinnell, IA