Bookstore and Topical Reference Center

The Institute houses an extensive collection of relevant material for reference and distribution. It acts as a clearinghouse for its members. Links to related websites and sources of useful publications are provided. Special discount purchasing plans enable Institute members to obtain savings on products and services offered by other suppliers. Members will find:

  • Books and magazines
  • Bulletins, newsletters and journals
  • Original articles
  • Product and service reviews
  • Presentations and training aids
  • Reprints
  • Sample RFP and RFQ documents
  • Sample policies and procedures
  • 'Toolkits' - several related items bundled for easy use
  • Video and CDROM

For help in finding topical information or to contribute to the Institute collection, please contact any member of the staff.

To access the current directory of documents, click here.

To view a list of helpful links, click here.

SchoolRisk News and Intercom

These are the names of the Institute's monthly e-letters distributed to members, affiliates and corporate partners. SchoolRisk News is aimed at the wider audience of school district stakeholders, while Intercom is written specifically for the staff of risk sharing groups. Each edition includes news items and short feature stories about members and corporate partners.

Reminders about website resources, board of directors' activities, and upcoming events are also included.

Special Projects

Research and publishing projects may be coordinated, closely supervised or directly undertaken by the Institute for the benefit of its members. Volunteers may be needed to assist or provide control through a steering or a technical committee.

For more information about these projects or to suggest a new project, please contact any member of the Institute staff.

Download current projects table showing description, projected start date and projected release date.

Glossary of Risk Management Terms

The Institute tries to identify all the risk management terms and phrases that school officials may encounter and provide helpful definitions and interpretations.

Click here to view a comprehensive glossary

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