To make tomorrow safer and healthier than today by exceeding and not just meeting expectations. We hold safety and health as our highest value and it is never compromised. We stand up for what we believe in and lead by example. We believe everyone is a safety role model and leader. We hold ourselves accountable for making a difference and exceeding expectations.
The mission of the Risk Management Department is to promote safety and prevent losses through proactive, collaborative loss control and claims management in partnership with participating entities of the district.
It is our intent to provide a safe and accident-free environment for everyone. However, these conditions do not occur by chance. They are the result of the diligent work and careful attention to all district policies by everyone.
The role of the Lafayette Parish School Board’s (LPSB) Risk Management Department is to review risk associated with the operation of the school district, recommend ways to minimize losses, and handle any claims for damages. The goal of this department is to properly assess the risks facing the District and develop effective and fiscally sound principles to handle those risks.
Risk Management is responsible for administration of the District self-insurance funds and excess insurance policies for workers compensation, general liability, crime, cyber and property damage to buildings and equipment. Risk Management investigates and processes all claims, negotiates coverages and premiums and acts as a liaison with excess insurance carriers, third party administrators and authorizes payments from district funds as appropriate.
This office also reviews contracts coming through the District for approval by the Superintendent. The Risk Management Department acts as a central depository for all contracts in an effort to properly document and retain all contracts approved by the Superintendent.
Risk Management provides support for the following:
- Workers’ Compensation
- Employee, Student and Visitor accident reporting
- General Liability, Property/Casualty Insurance
- School and workplace safety information
- Employee Training (Required and Post Accident)
- Voluntary Student Accident Insurance
- Contract Review and Management
- Environmental matters
- Drug/Alcohol Screening
- Litigation management
- Administering self-insurance
What is self-insurance?
Essentially, self-insurance is a planned financial program of paying sustained losses from internal funds. The LPSB is self-insured for workers’ compensation, general liability and property losses. The department conducts quarterly reviews of all claims. Currently the General Liability excess policy covers losses greater than 250,000 ($500,000 automobile accidents) up to $5,000,000. The Workers’ Compensation excess policy covers losses over $1,000,000. Property losses are covered by an excess policy after a $1,000,000 retention, in most cases.
- Report a Student Accident
- Report an Employee Accident *
*Authorization to Treat Form
Please provide an employee a Authorization to Treat Form before the employee seeks medical attention.
- Urgent Care Locations
Auto Accident Report
Risk Management Resources
- Flu Guide for Parents from the CDC
- Flu Shot Consent Form for Parents/Guardians (temporarily offline)
The Lafayette Parish School System offers voluntary student insurance with the option of choosing a high-level plan or a low-level plan. In addition, parents may choose a policy that covers accidents at school and school-related activities or a policy that provides 24-hour coverage. This year the company providing the coverage is Health Special Risk, Incorporated (HSR). View the benefits, the rates, and the application.
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