ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : FIN-00-021

Date Created : 10/27/1999


Co-op Directors

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: No
Section:   Public School Finance and Admin Support - Ms. Patricia Martin
Rules & Regulations School Worker Defense Program

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. 6-17-1113

Contact Person:
Larry Walker

Phone Number:


Attached are the Rules and Regulations Governing the School Worker Defense Program. Regulatory Authority 6-17-1113.
These Rules and Regulations are also available on the Department's Homepage, Http:// Click on the subheading "State Board of Education," then "Rules and Regulations, "then "Fiscal/School Funding Issues."

This Program provides a legal defense for public school employees against claims of Civil Liability, wrongful acts, and acts of omissions in the performance of their official duties.

The program also provides a per incident limit of $150,000, the defense of criminal charges under certain restrictive circumstances, and created The School Worker Defense Program Advisory Board. This program does not provide out-of-state automobile liability coverage.

All school districts should notify the Arkansas Department of Education Self-Insurance Section when they are sued even though they may have other coverage that could apply.


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