Here is a basic checklist of insurance
and risk management considerations. Your school should expand
on it as necessary, consulting with the school insurance provider
and appropriate district administrator.
- Personnel liability insurance. Make sure that your school's
coverage provides for people not normally present on the
school grounds. In California, at least one district
issued a blanket
waiver covering all volunteers and union issues, but states
have varying insurance requirements in schools.
liability insurance. Avoid allowing volunteers to operate
district vehicles. Be sure that all materials are on site
when volunteers arrive so that they don't have to drive
of the project.
- Workers' compensation insurance. Check
your liability coverage to be certain that volunteers will
in case of any industrial injury or illness. Consider
sign an acknowledgment form explaining that they will
receive workers' compensation benefits if they become ill
as a result of their presence on the school site.
hazards. Review the school grounds for any potential lead
or asbestos exposure. Deal with lead or
to regulations or seek recommendations from your insurance
- Security. The school should be careful to
provide volunteers limited, supervised access to school
premises and equipment.
- Supervision. Be sure to provide enough
supervision to conduct NetDay activities in a "reasonable,
safe, and prudent" manner
and to provide evidence of such if needed.
a sign-in sheet, including in and out times, to keep
a record of each volunteer's presence