Risk Management


San Marcos Unified School District is committed to ensuring the safety of staff, students, and guests by providing a healthful work environment and safe school facilities for all.

Risk Management is comprised of several functional areas including Workers' Compensation, Employee/Student/Visitor Safety, Safety Program Development, and Property/Liability Insurance.  The Risk Management Staff also plays a vital role in the District's Emergency Preparedness Team. 
The Workers' Compensation functions include the oversight of the District's workers' compensation program.  The main purpose is to assist employees who have been injured while at work and assuring they receive proper medical treatment if needed, provide assistance with applicable workers' compensation benefits, and help to return the injured employee back to their regular job functions. 
The Employee/Student/Visitor Safety functions include assistance to all District departments and school site locations with maintaining a safe work and school environment by providing proper safety program materials, access to safety training resources, site inspections, hazard assessments, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local agency regulations.

The Property/Liability program is designed to proactively address potential losses by identifying, analyzing, evaluating, and prioritizing risks.  This program is intended to protect the District's assets through a varied system of self-insurance and excess/reinsurance provided through a variety of Joint Powers Authorities and insurance carriers.

Risk Management Roles and Responsibilities

Workers' Compensation  •  Ergonomics  •  Auto, Property, and General Liability Claims  •  Certificates of Insurance  • General Insurance Requirements  •  Injury and Illness Prevention (IIPP)  •  Voluntary Student  Accident Insurance  •  Automatic External Defibrillator (AEDs)  •  Drones  •  Service Animals

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