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November 16, 2021 Organization of the Board/Regular School Board Meeting
Policy 8710 - Insurance
Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 10/19/2021
Information - 11/16/2021
Action - 12/14/2021
Consent Type

The purpose of the proposed revisions to the policy is to ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, Florida State Board of Education Rules, Board policies, administrative rules, procedures, and guidelines. In addition, the proposed revisions promote transparency and accountability.

• This policy is being revised to clarify the settlement authority of certain legal claims regarding personal injury, property damage, and workers’ compensation in compliance with applicable Florida law.
• Particular areas of revision include the following: The addition of authorization for settlement of certain legal claims and monetary limits regarding same.
• These proposed revisions encompass the suggested language from NEOLA.


Board Policy 8710 - Insurance is currently being revised and will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below:

•    Cabinet – 10/11/2021
•    Work Session – 10/19/2021
•    Rule Development Workshop – 11/16/2021
•    School Board Meeting Information – 11/16/2021
•    School Board Meeting Approval – 12/14/21
•    Effective Date – upon approval

Authority for Action
§§768.28, 1001.42; F.S.
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Operating - Categorical
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
Legal Counsel Review
Yes - Review Date: 10/08/2021
Dr. Beth Thedy, Deputy Superintendent Chief HR Officer - x11200
8710 - Policy Package to Upload.pdf
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