FCPS RISK Risk Management Welcome to Risk Management ! The materials in this presentation are intended to help you. You should contact us if any of these issues are, or become, your responsibility, and you have questions. Risk Management, Office of the Comptroller
The materials in this presentation are intended to help you. You should contact us if any of these issues are, or become, your responsibility, and you have questions.
Risk Management, Office of the Comptroller
Central Administration Building
8115 Gatehouse Road (571) 423-3620
Falls Church, VA 22042 (571) 423-3657
Risk Management, Of Course!
and loss control awareness
liability self-insurance program
ensuring coverage for the property
of FCPS (commercial insurance policy)
the insurance carrier for applicable FCPS losses.
FCPS provides no medical insurance for its students.
once it is in the possession of a FCPS
employee, care, custody, and control
of the property is expected.
secured, the School Board
may be legally and financially responsible
for reimbursement for the loss.
when extenuating circumstances warrant.
Certificate of insurance (for liability)
RM needs to review contract or MOU
RM will customize parental permission, as neededRisk Management Plan
liability implications that are resolved
quickly, while others require research, documentation, and coordination
guidelines when planning
request form & attachments at
least 4 weeks prior to field trip.
(must include all activities that students may participate in).
Consider the following when planning a walking field trip:
All routes require preapproval by the Office of Safety & Security
Avoid busy intersections and areas that may be unsafe for a large group
Monitor changing weather conditions
Ensure that students are dressed appropriately for the activity and weather conditions (coats, proper shoes, etc.)
A prohibited activity cannot be sponsored by FCPS
“If I had known about it, I would not
have allowed my child to participate…”
perhaps eliminate potential liability.
TreatRisk AssessmentsIs this activity too dangerous?Should it be eliminated?What precautions must be implemented?
authorizes School Boards to
discipline students for
while they are on their way
to and from school.
students while they are on
their way to and from school.
& personal interview.
Who is sponsoring, FCPS, a PTA, or a booster club?
Knowing the answer is imperative! Otherwise the activity may have inadequate insurance protection and organizers might be unexpectedly exposed to potential liability!
If the event is FCPS-sponsored:
without the sponsoring entity adhering to appropriate Community Use directives.
PTAs and booster clubs are excludedfrom
coverage extended to FCPS,even if the activity or event is held on school property.
only and should be driven with
care at all times.
Training courses for student-athlete runners should be carefully planned:
All off-campus training courses
require approval on an annual
basis, following specific procedures
determined by the Safety and Security Section.
an animal in the classroom must
be weighed against potential
for a bite, sting, or health hazard.
off-campus during school hours without signed parental permission, and approval from the Superintendent/School Board.
When leasing a vehicle for a
non-field trip purpose:
Contact us with any questions or concerns