The risks encountered by public schools are numerous, and in many ways unique. SORSA provides a comprehensive coverage package that is specifically designed for the needs of Ohio k-12 schools.

Primary coverage for property and liability.
  • Property
  • Equipment Breakdown
  • Crime & Employee Dishonesty
  • Cyber Liability  NEW!
  • General Liability
  • Educator’s Legal Liability
  • Flood & Earthquake
  • Automobile Liability
  • Automobile Physical Damage
  • School Security Risk
  • Garage Keepers


How is SORSA different?

In addition to primary coverage, each member has a $15 million liability limit per occurrence, Cyber Liability and School Security Risk Insurance. These coverages are exclusive to SORSA members and not found elsewhere in the school insurance market.

Does our School Really Need a $15 Million Dollar Limit?

Yes, we believe so and here is why.

An upward trend in multi-million dollar judgements and settlements. We recently conducted a study of recent judgments and out-of-court settlements involving k-12 schools, and the result is disturbing. Sometimes you hear about huge jury awards. Often, however, out-of-court settlements slip under the public radar. Needless to say, whether a judgment or a settlement, a multi-million dollar payment hurts a school district pocketbook the same. 

Cyber Liability coverage provides a solution in an ever-changing technological environment.

In the event of a data breach, whether paper or electronic.  What’s covered?

Security and Privacy, Regulatory Action, Event Management and Cyber Extortion.  Each section has a $1M per member aggregate sublimit.

$10M Limit of Liability/all coverage sections combined/all member annual aggregate/ $10,000 retention is applicable to all sections.

Does your school district have the right violence coverage for today’s school security risks?


Legal Liability

Extends coverage for negligence involving school security.

Bomb Threat Expense

Consider this scenario: Toward the end of the school year, calamity days have been exhausted, a school receives a call that warns of a bomb threat, closing the school for a day. The district will be forced to pay bus drivers and staff for an additional day.

Child Abduction

Legal liability caused by child abduction, including abduction by a non-custodial parent.

Physical Assault

Responds to a physical assault that takes place on school premises or during a school sponsored activity.

Disappearance Investigation

Pays for expense of security consultant, rewards paid to informants and fees for forensic analysis.

Ransom & Extortion

Pays for costs associated with ransom and extortion due to kidnapping.

Student Travel Political Evacuation

Responds to the need to evacuate students and staff enrolled in a student exchange program or school travel to a foreign location if there is a sudden change in security or political environment.