Educator Liability

Educator Liability Program Overview

Supervision of Off-Campus or Extracurricular Activities: McGrath’s Vulnerable Educator Course

Faculty and staff who have increased exposure to personal and school liability will learn:

  • To identify and avoid the risks of harm and liability in non-classroom activity settings
  • To provide safe and proper supervision on field trips and overnight stays
  • How to avoid charges of negligence, deliberate indifference and reckless disregard
  • How to organize safe, well-supervised transportation off-campus
  • How to screen, train and manage volunteers in a legally fit manner

For: Those who teach and supervise bands, choirs, drama clubs, debate teams, cheerleaders and spirit squads, field trips, school-to-work programs, and other non-classroom activities.


Educator responses to the question: “What did you most value in this training?”

“The importance of pre-planning for events with students and prepare myself for a multitude of situations during the pre-planning.”

“A stimulating presentation. Mr. Berard’s confidence, poise, and sense of humor added interest to the presentation.”

“This training is very important for fine arts staff.”

“Legal information that will allow me to make better decisions regarding my responsibilities.”

“I received the information I was looking for in – the sample forms were very helpful!”

“I need: to send additional staff to the training next time”

“I learned how some policies practices and procedures could be modified to better protect the district and its employees.”