Comprehensive liability insurance; waiver of governmental immunity.
a. The board of trustees of each school district within the state may procure a policy or policies of comprehensive liability insurance which would save the school district harmless from financial loss arising out of any claim, demand, suit, or judgment for personal injury or death occasioned by the alleged tort of any officer, employee, or agent of the school district. The policy or policies shall specify a maximum amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) or more payable for injury to any one (1) person and a maximum amount of five hundred thousand ($500,000.00) or more payable for any one (1) accident regardless of the number of persons injured.
b. The defense of governmental immunity is expressly waived to the extent of any insurance coverage of the district involving any such alleged tort. All defenses which would be available to a private corporation for the torts of its officers, employees, or agents shall be available to a school district in any action against it arising under this section.
c. This section shall not apply to any insurance on school vehicles or transportation of children. (Laws 1969, ch. 111 & 45; W.S. 1957, & 21.1-45.)
Current practice codified: 1978