ERIC Number: ED041383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
School District Tort Liability in the 70's.
Knaak, William C.
Under the principles of sovereign immunity, school districts have long enjoyed freedom from liability for torts. The current trend in many States is abrogation of immunity through court decision, legislative action, or school district policy. Some districts have purchased liability insurance to reduce economic loss. Appendixes present accident rates for various school activities, bodily injury insurance rates for each State, sections from several State statutes relevant to school district liability, a sample of bidding specifications for liability insurance, and a safety checklist. A 450-item bibliography presents relevant court cases that enable school superintendents or business officials to recognize the status of tort liability in their States, and to make proper decisions on bidding for tort liability insurance. (Appendix F, pages 208-208A, may be of poor quality when reproduced because of marginal legibility). (RA)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Court Litigation, Government (Administrative Body), Insurance, Laws, Legal Responsibility, Legislation, School Districts
Marric Publishing Company, Box 8675, St. Paul, Minnesota 55110 ($3.95)
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