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2016 large Losses Reported from United Educators

Posted by Matt Stephens

Feb 3, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Education Awards and Settlements Abuse of Special Education Students

Separate settlements totaling $5.3 million have been reached with five of the six families that filed suit against the Rocklin Unified School District in California claiming a special education teacher abused students. Allegations against her include taping a child’s hands to a desk, forcefully picking up and locking a child out of a classroom, and pushing her body into a student. According to the lawsuit, administrators at the school knew about the incidents through reports from classroom aides but did nothing to stop them. An anonymous caller contacted the police, who notified the parents.

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Topics: K-12 Private Education, Private School Insurance, Education Claims

Private Education: Background Checks

Posted by Matt Stephens

Jan 31, 2017 11:01:00 AM

The Importance of Background Checks

Employing trustworthy, quality educators is one of the most important responsibilities of an administrator, and background checks are a fundamental part of ensuring this trustworthiness. Considering that the well-being of students is on the line, thorough background checks should unquestionably be a deciding factor in the hiring process. They are a cornerstone of any good risk management program.

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Topics: Private Education Insurance, K-12 Private Education, Background Checks Private Education, Insurance for Private Schools, Private School Insurance, Background Checks for Schools