2020 Georgia Code
Title 20 - Education
Chapter 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Article 22 - School Buses
Part 2 - Insurance
§ 20-2-1092. Insurance Coverage for General Public; Waiver of School Board's Immunity

Universal Citation: GA Code § 20-2-1092 (2020)

The various school boards are authorized to cause a provision to be inserted in policies issued under Code Section 20-2-1090 insuring the members of the general public against personal injury or death or damage to property resulting from the negligent operation of the school buses. Nothing, however, in this part shall be construed as imposing legal liability upon such boards on account of such accidents. Wherever an insurance company issues a policy containing such a provision, the company shall be estopped to deny its liability thereunder on account of the nonliability of the school board.

(Ga. L. 1949, p. 1155, § 3; Ga. L. 1992, p. 6, § 20.)

OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

District liable for injuries to extent that required insurance procured.

- School district is not liable in tort for injuries to students except to the extent that insurance has been procured therefor under Ga. L. 1949, p. 1155, §§ 1 through 5. 1960-61 Op. Att'y Gen. p. 166.

RESEARCH REFERENCES

ALR.

- Risks and causes of loss within liability policy covering transportation of school children, 154 A.L.R. 1102.

Tort liability of public schools and institutions of higher learning for accidents associated with the transportation of students, 23 A.L.R.5th 1.

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