[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Griswold: Art. I, 9-26-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-26-1985 STM]
The purpose of this Article is to set minimum public liability insurance requirements for all school bus operators doing business for or in the Town of Griswold.
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- SCHOOL BUS OPERATOR
- Any person, firm, partnership, corporation or entity of any nature in the business of supplying transportation by school bus, whether gratuitously or for monetary payment, of pupils to and from school or school activities.
All school bus operators doing business for or in the Town of Griswold shall maintain a motor vehicle liability policy reflecting property damage liability insurance coverage in an amount not less than $1,000,000 per individual and not less than $5,000,000 in the aggregate for any one accident and medical insurance in an amount not less than $5,000 per individual.
A certificate of insurance complying with the requirements of this Article shall be filed with the office of the Town Clerk of Griswold and the office of the Superintendent of Schools on or before July 1 of each year. The certificate must be issued by an insurance company or companies licensed to do business in the State of Connecticut. The certificate of insurance shall indicate that the Townshall receive 30 days' notice prior to any material change or cancellation of the insurance coverage.
Notwithstanding the provisions hereof, the Town of Griswold shall not be liable in any matter or to any person whatsoever for the failure of any school bus operator to be in compliance with the provisions hereof. Further, any school bus operator(s) doing business for or in the Town of Griswold shall agree to indemnify and save harmless the Town of Griswold and the Griswold Board of Education, its officers, agents, employees and servants from and against all liability claims of action, loss, damage or expense of any kind and description whatsoever due to bodily injury, including death at any time resulting therefrom, sustained by any person or persons or on account of damage to property, including loss of use thereof, arising from said school bus operator.