LISD Board of Trustees met this week

The Liberty Independent School District trustees met Tuesday, August 18th. The overwhelming sentiment expressed by both administrators and trustees is there were enthusiastic about the fact that all systems are go for the Liberty ISD to open for school on September 8th. That’s the date announced for school start now for several weeks.  Another topic of discussion that drew attention was about insurance for school district buildings on the four campuses. Of course, living close to the Gulf Coast, there is always a   big concern about insurance protection for high winds and rain storms such as Hurricanes and Tropical Storms. Prices on that storm coverage and the accompanying deductibles has been increasing and was of concern to the trustees.  The board discussed what is known as “named storm deductible” versus “hurricane only deductible”. The overwhelming sentiment with board members was to go with a provider for  “named storm insurance” which is force before a storm reaches hurricane strength since even a moderate tropical storm can and has, in the past, caused considerable damage. The board has sent out requests for bids to 60 carriers. They have learned this was the hardest type of insurance coverage deal in for over 60 years.  The Liberty trustees are waiting on bids. Another topic concerning insurance at Tuesday nights meeting brought to the attention of the Liberty board members is that many investors are pulling their funds from insurance companies. The concern is that state governments may start making insurance companies liable for claims on Covid-19 illnesses in buildings that the companies insure. That of course is something new that both school districts and their insurance carriers for which both sides must now be concerned. That effort continues. It was clear that Liberty school trustees and administrators are confident that all Liberty school campuses are, or will be, ready to open on September 8th .

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