History and Code of Conduct


The Public School Risk Institute is the result of conversations among a number of school risk managers and executives of ‘school pools.' The New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal and the Arthur J. Gallagher Company provided grants in February 2008 to finance the research and start up for a new organization with a common interest in charting a course to advance risk management in public education. Association Risk Management, Inc. agreed to undertake the research and development work. The Institute was incorporated as a Georgia nonprofit corporation on March 27, 2008.

The incorporators wanted to create an organization combining elements of several national public entity and nonprofit risk management organizations. They also wanted the Institute to adhere to these guiding principles:

  • Be dedicated to public education.
  • Assist school districts of all sizes nationwide.
  • Stand with and support school district controlled risk groups authorized by state laws.
  • Serve as a catalyst and agent for risk groups to connect in new ways and support inter-state and regional development initiatives.
  • Create and sustain community among peers and stakeholders.

The Institute began seeking members and corporate partners on July 1, 2008.

Code of Conduct

The code of conduct of the Public School Risk Institute is a living document, designed to be distributed, used and updated. The Board of Directors establishes a schedule for regular review of the code and its dissemination. Institute staff will incorporate the code into human resource policies, review the code during new employee orientations, post the code on the Institute's public web site and include it in board and committee orientation materials.

Click here to download the Institute Code of Conduct.

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