“I have been a Superintendent for eight years and on two different occasions, I have had a major facility claim on our District’s insurance policy. On both occasions, our carrier was Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA). The first claim was a major fire that destroyed an administrative building and the second claim was Hurricane Michael in October of 2018.
I cannot say enough about the service that I have received from Georgia School Boards Risk Management. The day after Hurricane Michael, GSBA had a crew on the ground cleaning debris and removing trees from our facilities. They immediately understood the importance of us getting back online as soon as possible so that our community could begin to get back to normal. GSBA set up a mobile command post in our district and was on the ground working with local contractors and our maintenance staff ensuring that every piece of property damaged from the storm was put back and made whole before leaving our district. They worked to ensure that we were completely taken care of. We did not have to wait on adjusters or haggle over what was covered. We simply said something was destroyed and GSBA took care of it.
As a Superintendent, I cannot imagine trying to recover from an incident like Hurricane Michael without GSBA. Their understanding of school business and the way they handle claims sets them apart from the competition. I highly recommend GSBA to any district. GSBA has been one of the best companies that I have had the pleasure to deal with in my tenure.”
Decatur County Schools
“McIntosh County Schools is so very proud and appreciative to be the recipient of one of the GSBA-RMS Safety Grants! All of our school buildings now have security cameras. Transportation and maintenance did not until now, thanks to our safety grant! We will certainly look forward to the opportunity to apply for another GSBA-RMS Safety Grant funding for 2017-2018.”
Dr. Diane J. Richardson
McIntosh County Schools
“…that was my first time attending the Risk Management annual meeting but it won’t be my last. The information I received was timely and helpful….you presented a great deal of information in a short amount of time. It was one the best meetings/conferences I have attended. Many thanks!”
Rabun County School System
“GSBA is the pacesetter and continually raising the watermark with the focus on Safety, Accident Prevention and Best Practice Development. The sharing of innovative loss control measures and examples of potential reparations within our membership, persistently strengthens the GSBA family throughout the State. The greatest savings and values realized by members are the accidents, injuries or losses that are prevented through GSBA’s best practice preparation which are shared through membership participation.
The membership as a team is so powerful in sharing ideas, protocols and experience, which prevents similar mistakes and costly litigation across the GSBA Family. The membership meetings are so valuable with identification of trends, deficiencies and developing prevention process through the resource of membership wisdom and knowledge.
I was once told as a young fledgling pilot in training in the 60s by my very senior instructor pilot. ‘There are two types of pilots. There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but never old , bold pilots’… Using checklists, asking for help, sharing ideas and in-depth planning makes for a lot of uneventful, successful flights. GSBA is and has been that beacon for this old pilot throughout the many years.”
Director of Risk Management
Savannah-Chatham School District
“I am a new Risk Manager for our district and GSBA has been vital to my transition. I have contacted GSBA representatives several times with questions, trying to gain a better understanding, and they (GSBA staff) are always ALWAYS willing to help, are friendly, and knowledgeable about RM. One thing that I love the most is when I want to know what is the best practice from other districts, GSBA will do the research for me and give me solid advice, I know that I can trust them.”
Director of Risk Management
Muscogee County School District
“I want to thank you and your crew for the expediency, professionalism and detail in response to our flooding incident at Jackson High School. We sensed very quickly upon your arrival that we were in good hands.
It was a pleasure to work with you!”
Mr. Shannon David Christian
Assistant Superintendent of Operations
The Butts County School System
“Thank you, Ricky, and the entire team for your quick response to our needs in Ware County. Robert and I were in constant communications Friday and Saturday. I was also on sight Saturday morning. Today, I walked through Ware Middle and we were able to conduct classes in all of our rooms with the exception of the lab. We appreciate GSBA’s support of Ware County during our time of need.
GSBA is always quick to respond in a time of crisis such as Friday’s fire or a natural disaster like last year’s micro-burst that took off the roof to our auditorium. We truly appreciate not only the rapid response but also the immediate on-site clean-up and quick repair. We experienced very little downtime. In fact, we had three incidents over the past two years and we ended up losing zero school days total! Thanks, GSBA!”
Jim L. LeBrun
Ware County Schools
GSBA Risk Management Services (RMS) offers protection through its group-self-insurance plans for workers’ compensation, property and liability risks. RMS partners with Georgia public school systems and goes far beyond the normal service of a commercial insurance broker. The staff builds relationships with its members and provides training and information to assist members in successfully managing their risks.
The team at GSBA RMS services both the Risk Management Fund (RMF) and the Workers’ Compensation Fund (WCF). The in-house team and its contractors are ready to assist members when a loss happens in a local district. RMS handles property and auto damage claims in-house and contracts with three major entities to bring specific services to its members: