School Business Affairs
Workers’ compensation laws emerged during the Industrial Revolution to protect individuals and their families from salary losses and medical expenses that resulted from work-related injuries, illnesses, or death. The laws allow employees to receive partial or full benefits temporarily or permanently, depending on the seriousness of their conditions.
In light of the significance of workers’ compensation laws for school board budgets and staffing, this column begins with a brief history of the statutes; examines the components of a typical workers’ compensation statute, along with selected representative recent litigation; and then offers recommendations for school business officials (SBOs), their boards, and other education leaders who are charged with overseeing the implementation of workers’ compensation laws in their districts.
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Association of School Business Officials
Place of Publication
Russo, Charles J., "Workers’ Compensation and the School Business Official" (2014). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 170.