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Liability Insurance for Educators

Educators today face many liability issues that were unheard of a few years ago. Lawsuits can encompass a large range of employment practices as well as student and parent issues.

Liability Coverage for Educators

Educator liability insurance protects against a number of different risks faced by school boards and educators. Coverage typically protects both employees and volunteers who work for the school. In some cases, coverage may protect students as well.

Liability claims can be categorized as follows:

  • Employment practice claims – These claims, usually brought by teachers and other school workers, are the most common type of lawsuit faced by school boards. Claims include discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and denial of tenure. Issues with the hiring and termination process are also fairly common.
  • Student or parent issues – When a student is suspended or expelled from the school for unacceptable behavior, a claim may be filed against the school board, the principal or the teacher involved. Considered wrongful acts can include teacher bias or professional errors and omissions.

It’s important to select an insurance policy that is broad enough to cover all those who work within the school system.policy

Liability claims against educators can be devastating for a school of any size. Make sure you have adequate coverage to protect each person working within your school system.