6500 Procedure – Risk Management

The assistant superintendent for finance and operations shall be responsible for the following:

    1. Filing the identification and location of agent form with the county auditor;
    2. Reporting to the superintendent situations where they feel the district faces the greatest potential liability, the changes they feel should be made to reduce the risk and the estimated cost of such changes;
    3. Examining the feasibility of and conducting inservice education classes for staff in areas where they feel risk is great or can be lessened;
    4. Supervising the district’s insurance program;
    5. Annually reviewing the insurable value of the district’s buildings and equipment;
    6. Supervising an inventory of all real property and equipment; and
    7. Processing all claims against the district as directed by the superintendent.

Claims for Damages

    1. The district will provide each claimant with instructions for completing the district’s tort claim form;
    2. Claimants must submit Standard Tort Claim Form Packet; and
    3. The claimant must complete all sections of the form, sign the form and submit it to:

Bellingham Public Schools

Attention: Superintendent

1306 Dupont Street

Bellingham, WA  98225

Business Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Except for authorized holidays


Attachment: Standard Tort Claim Form Packet

Adopted/Previous Revisions: 04/10/12; 01/31/16; 03/07/17
Updated: 10/14/19