Local Administration of Education

ORS 332.435
Liability insurance

  • self-insurance program for liability
  • medical and hospital benefits for students

Any district school board may enter into contracts of insurance for liability or operate a self-insurance program for liability covering all activities engaged in by the district for medical and hospital benefits for students engaging in athletic contests and in traffic patrols and may pay the necessary premiums thereon. Failure to procure such insurance or operate such a program shall in no case be construed as negligence or lack of diligence on the part of the district school board or the members thereof. [Formerly 332.235; 1967 c.627 §13; 1997 c.795 §2]

Notes of Decisions

Amendments to this section which deleted references to motor vehicles were meant to exclude liability for motor vehicle accidents from rule in Vendrell v. School District No. 26C, 226 Or 263, 360 P2d 282 (1961) and therefore liability limitation of [former] ORS 30.270 controls. Espinosa v. Southern Pacific Transportation, 291 Or 853, 635 P2d 638 (1981)


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