COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 30
June 2, 2000

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Request for Report of Insurance Coverage on School Buses Section 22.1-188 through 22.1-198, Section 46.2-472 and Section 38.2-2206, Code of Virginia


 In accordance with Sections 22.1-188 through 22.1-198,Code of Virginia, the 
Department of Education is requesting superintendents to certify that insurance 
containing the required coverage has been obtained for all vehicles to be used in 
transporting school children and school personnel during the period July 1, 2000, 
through June 30, 2001.  

The amounts of insurance coverage for uninsured motorists must be at least equal to 
the limits of the liability insurance included in the policy, unless such additional 
uninsured motorist insurance coverage is rejected by notifying the insurer as 
provided in Section 38.2-2202, Part B, Code of Virginia.  Based on previous 
interpretations, the minimum uninsured motorist coverage of $50,000 for injury, 
including death, to one person; $200,000 for injury, including death, to all persons 
injured in any one accident; 20,000 for damage or destruction of property in any one 
accident would prevail if the school board declines higher limits.

The EB.010 certificate (attached) requires the signature of the division 
superintendent, the name of each insurance company, and the signature of each 
company's agent.  The chairman or clerk of the committee for control of jointly-owned
schools holding title to or contracting for operation of vehicles used to transport 
pupils should submit certificates in the name of the committee.  School divisions 
utilizing a self-insurance plan should submit copies of Form EB.011 (attached), 
which provides for the attachment of a copy of the Self-Insurance Certificate or a 
statement from the issuing agency that such certificate is in effect.

Special attention is directed to provisions of Section 22.1-191, Code of Virginia, 
concerning the date by which such insurance shall be secured and certified.  
Compliance with these requirements is mandatory before any state school funds can 
be distributed after August 1, 2000, (Sections 22.1-189, 191, and 197, Code of 
Virginia). The Department of Education urges you to initiate the procurement process 
in time to finalize the insurance contract by the end of July.  Please ensure that 
the contract contains the coverage required for all days operated during the entire 
2000-2001 school year.

Form EB.010 or Form EB.011 should be completed in triplicate; one copy to be 
retained by the superintendent, one copy for the insurance agent, and one copy 
returned to Dr. Barbara V. Goodman, director of pupil transportation services, by 
August 1, 2000.  Three copies of these forms are attached and additional copies will 
be provided upon request.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Goodman at (804) 225-2037.

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Attachment

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NOTE:	This report is included in the 2000-2001 Calendar of Reports under the due 
date of August 1.


EB.010	Attachment A to:  ADM. SUPTS. MEMO NO. 30 
                          June 2, 2000

	             CERTIFICATION OF SCHOOL BUS INSURANCE


___________________________________
School Division - Joint School

This certifies that insurance containing the coverage required under 
Sections 22.1-188 through 22.1-198, Section 46.2-472 and 38.2-2206, Code of Virginia,
as severally amended, has been secured by the School Board or Committee for Control 
for every vehicle operated at public expense to be used by this County, City, Town, 
School Board, or Joint School in transporting school pupils and personnel.  This 
coverage is effective for all days the vehicles will be in operation during the 
entire 2000-2001 school year including coverage for all vehicles operated during 
the summer months for purposes connected with the public school program and 
authorized by the public school officials.


________________________                  ______________________________________
          Date                                     Division Superintendent


I hereby certify that the insurance coverage issued in the name of 
the__________________________________ County, City, Town, School Board, or Joint 
School provides the legal coverage required for the entire 2000-2001 school year, 
including coverage for all vehicles operated during the summer months for purposes 
connected with the public school program and authorized by the public school 
officials.

________________________                  ______________________________________
       Date                                       Name of Insurance Company

                                  Signed: ______________________________________
                                                      Authorized Agent

Return by August 1, 2000 to:

Dr. Barbara V. Goodman, Director
Pupil Transportation Service
Department of Education
P. O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120

EB.011	Attachment B to:  ADM. SUPTS. MEMO NO. 30 
                          June 2, 2000



	              CERTIFICATION OF SELF-INSURANCE



______________________________
School Division - Joint School


This certifies that a certificate of self-insurance containing the coverage required 
under Sections 22.1-188 through 22.1-198, Section 46.2-472 and Section 38.2-2206, 
Code of Virginia, as severally amended, has been secured by the School Board or 
Committee for Control for every vehicle operated at public expense to be used by 
this County, City, Town, School Board, or Joint School in transporting school pupils 
and personnel.  This coverage is effective for all days the vehicles will be in 
operation during the entire 2000-2001 school year, including coverage for all 
vehicles operated during the summer months for purposes connected with the public 
school program and authorized by the public school officials.



___________________________                   ___________________________________
          Date                                        Division Superintendent




NOTICE:	Attach a copy of the self-insurance certificate or a statement from the 
Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles, that such a certificate providing legal 
coverage required has been issued.

Return by August 1, 2000 to:

Dr. Barbara V. Goodman
Director
Pupil Transportation Service
Department of Education
P. O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120