The Washington Schools Risk Management Pool (WSRMP) is a public sector non-profit organization dedicated to helping our members achieve a safe and secure learning environment in which students can achieve and graduate. We are part of the public education system, are owned by our member districts, and our sole business is protecting K-12 schools. The key to our success is that, in partnership with our members, we have built an outstanding program of coverages and services. In addition, we provide our members access to an exceptional panel of outside attorneys with specific experience in school liability matters from athletic related catastrophic brain injury, to conducting investigations, to guiding and representing the district in resolving special education issues.
The fundamental basis for effectively expanding our coverages, services and increasing WSRMP membership, is our financial strength. It not only provides our members with rate stability but also allows us to deliver “Value Added” coverages and services, such as:
Pre-Loss Program which provides members with up to 30 days of free legal advice from our panel counsel on issues that show potential to become a covered claim. Members can access Pre-Loss on an unlimited number of times per year.
Investigation Coverage provides $20,000 for a panel attorney, who in turn, hires a skilled investigator to investigate high profile incidents under attorney-client privilege and provides prompt, professional results. Members can access Investigation Coverage an unlimited number of times per year.
Special Education Coverage provides up to $5,000 in legal assistance for Hearing preparation, up to $35,000 for defense of Due Process Hearing, and up to $200,000 in defense costs for appeals to federal court.
The eight members of the Claims team are all in-house, highly-trained claims professionals. All aspects of the claim are handled directly by us, including catastrophic property and injury claims coverage and complex litigation.
The six members of our Risk Services team place a strong emphasis on working collaboratively with our members toward the common goal of improving the safety of our schools and reducing potential liabilities. We provide innovative loss control programs designed to support internal efforts and fortify our members’ programs. We offer a variety of training programs covering a spectrum of topic areas such as boundary invasion, special education, employment practices, athletic liability, and playground supervision, just to name a few. We will design programs tailored to meet your district’s particular needs. Trainings are conducted by nationally recognized attorneys, professional trainers and experienced loss control staff.
We offer Loss Control Mitigation Grants and a variety of scholarship opportunities for members to send their staff to specialized programs while off-setting the costs of registration and testing.
Membership in WSRMP is more than a discussion of member contribution cost. It is participation in a risk management program that provides coverages and services that are truly broad and exceptional and meet the unique needs of K-12 schools. We will be glad to meet with you and discuss how you can become a member.