(A) The board of education of each school district shall procure a policy or policies of insurance insuring officers, employees, and pupils of the school district against liability on account of damage or injury to persons and property, including insurance on vehicles operated under a course in drivers education approved by the state department of public safety and including liability on account of death or accident by wrongful act, occasioned by the operation of a motor vehicle, motor vehicles with auxiliary equipment, or all self-propelling equipment or trailers owned or operated by the school district. Each board of education may supplement the policy or policies of insurance with collision, medical payments, comprehensive, and uninsured motorists insurance. Before procuring such insurance each board of education shall adopt a resolution setting forth the amount of insurance to be purchased, the necessity of the insurance, together with a statement of its estimated premium cost. Insurance procured pursuant to this section shall be from one or more recognized insurance companies authorized to do business in this state.
(B) This section shall not be construed to affect the ability of any school district to establish and maintain self-insurance programs under the authority conferred by any other section of the Revised Code. Such programs may be established and maintained in combination with, or as an alternative to, any policy or policies of insurance procured under division (A) of this section.
Effective Date: 10-11-2002 .