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RISK MANAGEMENT

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James E. Huckaby, ARM-P, Executive Director - Operations / Risk Management 972-882-7333
James Gadsden III, Risk Management/Operations Manager 972-882-7401
Michael Risner, Safety Officer 972-882-5414
Kelly Fulenwider, Claims Specialist 972-882-7375
Cheryl Courson, Administrative Assistant 972-882-5561
Bob Ankrum, Supervisor Crossing Guards 972-882-7733

L. A. Berry Support Complex | 2133 N. Beltline Road | Mesquite, Texas 75150

MSDS Online

MSDS Online provides employees with immediate access to chemical information sheets (SDSs) in case of an accident involving chemicals. The chemical information sheets (SDSs) are attached to each district location.  Simply select your location and you will have access to the information provided by your location on the chemical inventory sheets that are submitted to Risk Management yearly.

Click here to access online SDSs.

The Risk Management Department endeavors to provide superior customer service and reliable programs in support of the district's mission. The risk management function is a key component to addressing various operational goals of the district. These components include accident prevention for employees and minimization of property losses and liability claims. Historically, risk management has reviewed insurance coverage, analyzed exposures to loss, and implemented programs to meet regulatory compliance and district policy requirements for safety and loss control. These functions include the following:

  • Developing programs to protect district employees and students from injury and/or exposure to harmful elements

  • Identifying operational exposures and determining the most advantageous way to manage risks for those exposures

  • Gather annual information on losses, property values, and operational changes for insurance carriers and seek proposals to provide broadest insurance protection for best dollar value spent

  • Prepare all necessary insurance applications for various coverage policies

  • Coordinate and manage claims for workers' compensation as well as property/casualty, on behalf of the district

  • Review claims history for trend identification/loss prevention

  • Assist in review of contracts for insurance and liability issues

ADA Compliance

Taking all of the above into account, Risk Management develops the most cost efficient insurance program that provides appropriate financial protection in the event of a loss. It is always our goal to develop a strong understanding of the types of activities that increase the exposure to losses through district activities.

It is the policy of the Mesquite ISD to make our employment, programs, services, facilities, activities and accommodations in the district accessible to all persons.

Mesquite ISD does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the employment, programs, services, or activities offered by this district.

If a disability prevents you from fully using our facility or having access to our programs, services, or activities, you are encouraged to contact the ADA coordinator.

The district coordinator for the Americans with Disabilities Act is James E. Huckaby and is located at the MISD L.A. Berry Support Complex, 2133 North Beltline Road, Mesquite, TX 75150 or can be reached by phone at 972-882-7333.

Property Insurance

Risk Management manages a broad and complex blanket of property insurance coverage of all 61 schools and support facilities, which have an insured value of over $860 million.

Unemployment Insurance Program

Includes the administration of all unemployment claims through a third-party contract with Equifax Employer Services; transmittal of all information related to claims; liaison between supervisors and the claims adjuster; and attendance at dispute hearings before the Texas Workforce Commission.

Liability Coverage

Public school districts are immune for bodily injury to students and the public (except for limited liability for negligent operation and use of a motorized vehicle) as provided in the Texas Tort Claims Act § 101.021 and §101.051.

Because some parents or guardians may not have medical coverage for their children, the district offers a low-cost student accident insurance coverage plan through Bene-Marc, Inc. Enrollment forms are available through the campus secretary.

 

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