Parental Notice of No Liability for Medical Expenses or Injuries

To all parents and students of the Boerne ISD:

Re: Student Injuries and Property Loss

There are times when students are injured or their property is damaged or stolen. These are unfortunate occurrences and everyone at the Boerne ISD does their best to prevent them. The purpose of this brief letter is to let you know some information about school law.

Every school district in Texas is immune from liability for injuries to persons and damages to property. This is a state immunity law, not a local school policy. There are two general exceptions to that law. The first exception is where the injury or property damage occurs as the result of the negligent operation of a District motor vehicle. The second exception is where a student is injured because of the use of excessive disciplinary force. Simply stated, the Boerne ISD will not be responsible for injuries to your student or damage to your property unless legal exception applies. To help you understand, here are several examples for which the Boerne ISD would not be responsible for any injury or property damage:

  1. Your student falls off playground equipment and is hurt.
  2. Your student is hurt or harmed by another student.
  3. Your student is hurt during a school physical education or athletic activity.
  4. Your student is hurt while attending a vocational class or while participating in a class related function or assignment.
  5. Your student's car or your car is damaged while on school property (unless the damage was caused through the negligent operation of a school district vehicle).
  6. Your student is off campus but is hurt while participating in a school or athletic activity at another location (such as while at another school district).
  7. Your student's personal property is damaged or stolen.
  8. Your student is injured while on a school sponsored trip (in state, out of state, or foreign travel).

If your student is injured while participating in athletics or in any other activity in the District including just simply attending classes, you must rely on your own personal medical insurance.

THE BOERNE ISD DOES NOT FURNISH MEDICAL OR ACCIDENT INSURANCE FOR ANY STUDENT NOR WILL THE BOERNE ISD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR STUDENT'S MEDICAL EXPENSES IF THEY ARE INJURED.

If your student is involved in athletics or if your student is participating in a school sponsored trip (in state, out of state, or foreign travel), you may wish to consider independent student medical insurance. You may find such offerings on the internet. The Boerne ISD does not pay for such insurance. You may also wish to seek advice from a local insurance agent especially if your student is traveling on a school sponsored trip as referenced above. The Boerne ISD cannot and will not give advice as to any aspect of insuring your student. What insurance you buy, if any, and what insurance company you deal with, if any, is your decision and yours alone.

On behalf of the Boerne ISD, we wish you and your student and safe and rewarding school year.

The Boerne ISD

Rev. 6.2014

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