School City of East Chicago
Bylaws & Policies
 

8750 - INDEMNIFICATION

It is the policy of the School Board to carry liability insurance protection for Board members, employees, volunteers, and student teachers.

It is the policy of the Board to pay all costs and fees incurred by or on behalf of any employee of the Corporation, including a member of a committee, a commission, an authority, or another instrumentality of the Board, in defense of any suit arising out of the performance of duties for, or employment with, the Corporation, except in the case of a civil rights suit as discussed below, provided the Board by resolution determines that such action was taken in good faith. The Corporation shall, subject to the provisions of statute, also pay any judgement, compromise, or settlement of the claim, or suit when the Board determines that it is in the best interest of the Corporation, the act or omission causing the loss is within the scope of the employee's employment, and the employee did not act in bad faith or with malfeasance in office or employment. The intent is to save any such employee harmless from any liability, cost, or damage in connection therewith, including but not limited to the payment of any legal fees, except where such liability, cost, or damage is predicated on, or arises out of, the bad faith of such employee or is a claim or judgment based on his/her malfeasance in employment.

If a present or former employee of the Corporation, as defined by said statute, is or could be subject to personal civil liability for a loss occurring because of a noncriminal act or omission within the scope of his/her employment or duties which violates the civil rights laws of the United States, it is the policy of the Board, subject to the provisions of statute, to pay any judgment, compromise, or settlement of the claim or suit when the Board determines that paying the judgment, compromise or settlement is in the best interest of the Corporation. The Corporation shall also pay all costs and fees incurred by or on behalf of any such employee in defense of any such claim or suit.

I.C. 20-26-5-4, 34-4-16.7-1, 34-13-2-1, 34-13-3-5, 34-13-3-20, 34-13-4-1

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