Florida Department of Education 
CONTACT PERSON NAME: Wayne V. Pierson PHONE: (850)488-6539 SUNCOM: 278-6539 DPBM: 02-36 September 26, 2001 M E M O R A N D U M TO: District School Superintendents FROM: Wayne V. Pierson SUBJECT: Educator Professional Liability Insurance As indicated in my memorandum DPBM 02-16, 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 of Management Services (DMS), Division of State Purchasing, issued an Invitation to Bid (ITB) for the insurance coverage on September 13, 2001. Opening of bids is scheduled for October 10, 2001. DMS anticipates the selection of an insurance provider on or about October 16, 2001. Coverage will be provided to full-time instructional personnel upon implementation of a contract with the selected insurance carrier. WVP/me cc: Finance Officers Risk Managers

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