Florida Department of Education 
CONTACT PERSON NAME: Wayne V. Pierson PHONE: (850)488-6539 SUNCOM: 278-6539 DPBM: 02-16 August 1, 2001 M E M O R A N D U M TO: District School Superintendents FROM: Wayne V. Pierson SUBJECT: Educator Professional Liability Insurance Committee Substitute for House Bill 409, Chapter 2001- 46, Laws of Florida, provided for professional liability insurance coverage for all full-time instructional personnel to be funded by the state. Instructional personnel are those positions as defined by Section 228.041 (9), and full-time is as defined by school board policy. Coverage will be offered at cost to administrative personnel and part-time instructional personnel. The Department is in the process of developing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the insurance coverage in coordination with the Department of Management Services. We hope to award a bid and initiate a contract in late August. Coverage will be provided to full-time instructional personnel upon implementation of a contract with the selected insurance carrier. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. WVP/me cc: Finance Officers Personnel Directors

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