ERIC Number: ED168203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Report of a Study: Liability Insurance Practices for Indiana School Corporation Personnel.
Fetter, Wayne R.
This study of 50 rural and 50 urban randomly selected Indiana school districts was conducted to investigate current liability insurance practices of public school districts in the state. The districts were surveyed on the number and character of suits against either the district or professional school district personnel, amount of current liability insurance protection carried by the district, degree of legal representation of the district and district personnel, and opinions of respondents about educational malpractice. Responses were received from 52 percent of the urban sample and 68 percent of the rural sample. Among the conclusions are that urban districts and personnel are more likely to be involved in liability suits than are rural districts and personnel; most liability actions are brought on the grounds of negligence or personal injury; urban districts provide for more types of liability, greater amounts of coverage, and larger deductible amounts than do rural districts; and urban districts pay more than twice the yearly fee for legal services dealing with personal liability than do rural districts. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979); Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document