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Reopening California's Schools: A SISC and Kern CSS Discussion on Liability Issues to Consider

Posted by Sara Bachez on Jul 16, 2020 3:00:00 PM
As local education agencies (LEAs) develop reopening plans for the 2020-21 academic year, school leaders recognize the potential liability associated with a possible COVID-19 outbreak at a school site. Recognizing this risk, many of them are asking both federal and state governments for liability protection if LEAs take reasonable measures to safely reopen.  

In California, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) has introduced AB 1384, which would ensure that LEAs establish COVID-19 health and safety policies and procedures for reopening schools, as well as provide liability protection against monetary damages for COVID-19-related claims. 

To help you learn more, we invited Robert Kretzmer, director of property & liability for Self-Insured Schools of California, and Michael Hulsizer, chief deputy for governmental affairs at Kern County Superintendent of Schools, to join us for this webinar in our summer series, in which we’ll present: 

• An understanding of the various issues to consider,
• Important protocols and policies necessary to limit liability risk, and
• State and federal legislation on limited liability protection.  
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Topics: School Business Professional, Coronavirus, Chief Business Official, Governmental Relations, COVID-19, Reopening California Schools, California Schools, CBO, Fiscal Considerations, Facilities, HR, Advocacy, Budget, Economic Crisis, California Politics, Budget Analysis, Kern CSS, Liability Issues, sisc, Liability