Newtown schools' workers comp covered by public entity risk poolPosted On: Dec. 18, 2012 12:00 AM CST
The school district that suffered the loss of 20 students and six employees in a shooting rampage last week purchases workers compensation insurance from a public entities risk pool, according to the State of Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission.
The website for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, which operates the risk pool, contained a statement Tuesday extending “deepest sympathies and support to the families and staff affected by the tragedy in our member community of Newtown.”
New Haven, Conn.-based CCM established the Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency, which in turn operates two risk pools, including a workers comp program and a liability-auto-property program.
CIRMA's workers compensation program provides coverage for the Newtown Public School District, of which Sandy Hook Elementary School is a part.
A spokesman for CCM could not say on Tuesday what type of benefits the workers comp program may be called on to provide.