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The function of the Risk Management Department is to help the District in the prevention of accidental or unintended losses and to minimize the financial impact when losses do occur. The following are some areas covered by Risk Management:

  • Asbestos Compliance
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Certificates of Insurance
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • School Safety Committees
  • Student Accident Insurance
  • Claims Against the District
  • Workers' Compensation (Contact Human Resources  x5563)
  • Extended Sick Leave (Contact Human Resources  x5563)
  • Leaves of Absence (Contact Human Resources  x5563)


All employees should be alert for any indication of fraud, financial impropriety, or irregularity within their area of responsibility.  Any employee who suspects fraud, impropriety, or irregularity should immediately report those suspicions to his/her immediate supervisor and/or the Superintendent or designee.

Employees and outside persons may also anonymously report any suspected instances of fraud, impropriety, or irregularity by calling the WeTip 24/7 hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-782-7463) or go to the WeTip website.


All schools have been inspected for the presence of asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM). All friable ACBM has been either encapsulated or removed. Non-friable materials are periodically inspected to ensure they remain in good condition and do not pose a health hazard to staff or students.

The District provides annual notifications for each school site to employee and parent groups. To view your school's notification letter, please click the Asbestos Notification Letters link in the Related Documents section to the right.

Americans With Disabilities Act

The District endeavors to provide equal access to all of its programs, services, and activities. If you need special assistance, accommodations, or other modifications to participate in any of the District's programs, services, activities, or public meetings, please contact the school or the District's ADA coordinator, Douglas Gilbert.

Certificates Of Insurance

To request a certificate of insurance, or if you have any questions regarding the District's minimum insurance requirements for a contract/agreement you or your insured has entered into, please call (760) 753-6491 x5529.

Material Safety Data Sheets

District employees may CLICK HERE to search for material safety data sheets on chemical products used by the District.

Safety Committees

Each school has a safety committee with representatives from certificated and classified staff. The committee is chaired by an assistant principal, who also sits on the District Safety Committee.

Both the school and District safety committees discuss issues pertaining to staff, student, and public safety, such as hazardous conditions or practices, accidents and injuries, site security, emergency preparedness, property and liability concerns, or any other matter that might affect school safety.

Student Accident Insurance

The San Dieguito Union High School District does not provide medical insurance coverage for school accidents. This means that you are responsible for the medical bills if your child gets hurt during school activities. The District makes available student accident/health insurance plans for you to purchase to help you pay those bills.

Many coverage options are available. The District does not administer these student health insurance plans and cannot answer any questions regarding coverage.

If you have any questions regarding the insurance, such as an explanation of coverages, exclusions, or claims procedures, please call the plan administrator, Pacific Educators at (800) 722-3365 or (714) 639-0962.  Bilingual representatives are available for parents who need assistance in Spanish.

Some pupils may qualify to enroll in no-cost or low-cost local, state, or federally sponsored health insurance programs.  Information about these programs may be obtained by calling the California Uninsured Help Line at (800) 234-1317 or SD-KHAN at (800) 675-2229.  Bilingual representatives are available for parents who need assistance in Spanish.

Claims Against The District

Contact Risk Management at (760) 753-6491, x5529 for a claim form.

Workers' Compensation (Contact Human Resources x5563)

The San Dieguito Union High School District provides workers' compensation benefits to all employees who may experience a work related injury.

In an Emergency Situation an employee should call 911 or if able, go to the nearest emergency medical facility. All paperwork may be completed later.

In a Non-Emergency Situation an employee should immediately report the injury to their supervisor and complete all paperwork. If necessary, a workers' compensation physician will be provided to treat the injured employee. The site representative has a list of authorized workers' compensation physicians in the area or for a complete list of authorized physicians, you may access the on-line link for the Medical Provider Network.

An employee may be treated by their personal physician if an Employee Notification of Election of Personal Physician is on file at the District Office prior to the injury.

More information on the Workers' Compensation Medical Provider Network can be found in the Related Documents section to the right.

All work status reports provided by the workers' compensation physician(s) must be provided to the employee's supervisor with a copy to Human Resources.

Extended Sick Leave

The San Dieguito Union High School District provides sick leave benefits for all employees. An employee who anticipates being absent due to illness or injury for more than a few days should contact HR for information on extended sick leave benefits such as sick leave balances, differential or 50% sick leave pay, donated sick leave, maximum sick leave benefits, leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and/or the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), leave under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Act (PDA), and information on District paid disability insurance.

Leaves of Absence

Contact Human Resources - x5563 for information on approved leaves of absences under the following:

  • The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
  • The Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • The California Military and Veterans Code
Name                           Title                                                                           Phone
Douglas B. Gilbert       Director of Purchasing/Risk Management         (760) 753-6491 x5521
Lee Ann Howe        Risk Management Technician                               (760) 753-6491 x5529