Bellingham Public Schools

Risk Management

Department Owner: 

Risk Management focuses on providing a safe environment for students and staff by assessing, minimizing and preventing accidental loss to the district. Risk Management is responsible for the following areas:

  • Coordinating workers' compensation claims through the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I)
  • Supporting and assisting injured employees in the processing of their claims and in safe and timely return to work
  • Investigating and preventing employee and student accidents
  • Conducting/coordinating various employee safety training
  • Analyzing risk associated with employee and student activities
  • Processing district liability, property, auto and student accident insurance claims
  • Overseeing the Occupational Safety and Accident Prevention Committee

The Bellingham School District will have all workers' compensation claims handled by the State Department of Labor and Industries.