Membership in a group accident insurance program will be made available to students each year. In arranging for this insurance, the Wilkes County Board of Education will make every reasonable attempt to identify a company offering comprehensive insurance at economical rates. Information on the plan will be made available through the schools.
Purchase of this insurance will constitute an agreement between the student and/or parent and the insurance company, not with the school district. The school district does not assume any contractual responsibility for expenses not covered by insurance.
Students who choose to participate in programs which may have a higher risk of physical injury than most school activities, including off-site internship programs, football, and other interscholastic sports, are required to have accident insurance through the group plan or comparable coverage. The superintendent may designate other activities requiring accident insurance, including particular school trips.
Legal References: G.S. 115C-36
Adopted: January 9, 2006