BHE

 

 

BOARD MEMBER INSURANCE

 

 

Because they are members of an agency of government whose powers and duties can only be exercised by a decision of the majority of Board membership when the Board is officially in session, the members of the Board and its employees act as agents of the Board. None of these individuals should be placed in a position of personal liability for the performance of the responsibilities vested in them by the voters of the district and the state and federal governments.

 

Therefore, in order to protect the individual members of the Board, its agents, and the educational interests of the community, the Board will purchase from public school funds, in the absence of governmental immunity, or in addition to governmental immunity, adequate insurance to indemnify Board members and agents of the Board for their official actions in the service of the school agents or the school district.

 

Legal Reference:           RSA 31:104, and 107

 

 

 

 

 

Adoption Date:               April 8, 1993

Board Review/Approved:   July 10, 2008