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The Governing Board strongly supports a risk management program that protects district resources and promotes the safety of students, staff and the public.  The Superintendent or designee shall establish a risk management program that uses effective safety and loss control practices. 

The district shall strive to keep its liability at a minimum and its insurance premiums as low as possible while maintaining adequate protection.  To determine the most economical means of insuring the district consistent with required services, the Superintendent or designee shall annually review the district's options for obtaining coverage, including qualified insurance agents, a joint powers agency, self-insurance or a combination of these means.

The Board reserves the right to remove an insurance agent-of-record or a participating agent whenever, in the judgment of the Board, such action becomes desirable for the best interests of the district.  To attempt to minimize the district's exposure to liability, the Board shall adopt clear policies related to discrimination, harassment, safety procedures, and the timely handling of claims.  The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that these policies and related procedures are enforced fairly and consistently.


Report Fraud!

workerscompfraud1.gifWhat is Insurance Fraud?  Fraud occurs when someone knowingly lies to obtain some benefit or advantage to which they are not otherwise entitled or someone knowingly denies some benefit that is due and to which someone is entitled. Insurance fraud wastes millions of dollars each year.  The California Department of Justice Fraud Division has established a method for insurers to report suspected insurance fraud. It is important to know that notification of insurance fraud may be made anonymously. You may contact any of the Fraud Division Regional Offices directly responsible for your county.  Click here  to make a good faith and anonymous report.

Risk Mgt/Health Benefits

Employee Injury Reporting

EVERY INJURY must be reported on an Employee Report of Injury form and given to your Supervisor and Risk Management.  However, this does not mean that you must see the doctor.  Risk Management will keep your Employee Report of Injury form on file should you need to seek treatment at a later date.  Your supervisor must complete the Supervisor Report of Injury form also.

Should you need to seek treatment, please do the following.

1. Report your injury to your Supervisor AND complete an Employee Report of Injury form .  These forms are also available at your site.

2. Call Company Nurse at  1 (877) 223-9307 , use group code  SIRMA  to report your injury.   Do not see any doctor before reporting your injury to Company Nurse.  They are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

3. Once you see the doctor, please  do not  report back to work until you have provided Risk Management with a copy of  your doctor's note  and  completed the additional time sensitive paperwork given by Risk Management.

A predesignation form must be on file with Risk Management should you wish to see your own physician.  For guidelines on who you can predesignate, please contact Risk Management.



Click for more Injury Prevention and Standards Information.

Helpful Community Info

Provided solely for helpful information. AVUHSD does not endorse any particular organization or company.

►Assistance Resources for Anyone Needing Help:  Anthem Employees Assistance Program  ~  Alcoholics Anonymous  ~  Narcotics Anonymous  ~ Gamblers Anonymous  ~   Suicide Prevention  ~  Community Resources Flyer.

►CPR/ First Aide Training:   AVROP is an American Heart Association Training Center and offers dates for the Heartsaver First Aid CPR course as well as the BLS HCP (Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers) CPR class. You can register online at Just click on the “Now enrolling” found on the home page in the announcement section.  

Antelope Valley Partners for Health (AVPH), is a community based organization for local public health planning and intervention in the Antelope Valley.  It is our vision that all children and families in the Antelope Valley will have optimal psychosocial, physical and environmental health. “Healthy People in a Healthy Antelope Valley” Their mission is to serve as a catalyst that enhances community health wellness and quality of life in the Antelope Valley through collaboration of local residents, agencies, faith based organizations and government entities.  AVPH seeks to improve the lives of the most vulnerable and underserved population of the Antelope Valley.  See more at Antelope Valley Partners for Health

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness - Please click for more information from multiple resources to help you be preparedA Public Safety and Emergency Expo will be held by City of Lancaster on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Click here for more information .

►Site Safety Plans - Please click to view the Site Safety Plans  for all AVUHSD Schools.

►Local Gym Memberships:    Posted January 25, 2012 - Welcome to 2012, for those of you who have decided to make 2012 the year you decide to join the gym craze, please see the attached fliers below from four local gyms who are offering discounts on their membership fees. Please note: All membership questions must be directed to the gym of your choice. All membership fees are paid by you directly to the gym of choice, no payroll deductions can be taken. AVUHSD does not endorse any gym. 24hr fitness does not offer discounts.   Informational Flyers for local gyms.   2013 UPDATE: Don’t forget the following gyms continue to offer discounts to our employees. Please contact them for 2013 discounts:

Curves- (661) 726 1980 (Jackman) or 661 718 2305 ( W. Ave L)
Ladies First- (661) 942 6496
Monster Fitness- (661) 723 8900
Palmdale Fitness- (661) 266 3200
Sport Club AV- (661) 942 9422
YMCA- (661) 723 9622
As of March 2013 24hr Fitness NOW OFFERS discounts!

The Health Care website from the US Government is filled with helpful information -

Helpful Info: Fire Protection Plan - Report Statistics

►NFIRS Report: There are over 23 million incidents and 1 million fires annually in the United States. Visit the National Fire and Incident Reporting System to learn more.

►USFA Releases Report Civilian Fire Injuries in Residential Buildings. The report focuses on the causes and characteristics of fire injuries in residential buildings. The United States Fire Administration recommends everyone should have a comprehensive fire protection plan that includes smoke alarms, residential sprinklers, and practicing a home fire escape plan.
May 2, 2012 Emmitsburg, MD. – The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) issued a special report today examining the characteristics of civilian fire injuries in residential buildings. The report, Civilian Fire Injuries in Residential Buildings (2008-2010) (PDF, 277 Kb), was developed by USFA's National Fire Data Center and is based on 2008 to 2010 data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).

According to the report:

  • Seventy-six percentof all civilian fire injuries occurred as a result of fires in residential buildings.

  • Cooking(30 percent) was the primary cause for residential building fires that resulted in injuries.

  • Thirty-five percent of civilian fire injuries in residential buildings resulted from trying to control a fire followed by attempting to escape (26 percent).

  • Seventy-nine percent of injuries resulting from residential building fires involved smoke inhalation and thermal burns.

  • The leading human factor contributing to injuries in residential building fires was being asleep (55 percent).

  • Bedrooms(35 percent) were the leading location where civilian injuries occurred in residential building fires.

For further information regarding reports or any programs and training available at USFA, visit


Health News and Events

► Posted March 11, 2014 (Emailed to all AVUHSD employees) 

Beginning April 1, 2014 all SISC pharmacy plans currently administered by Express Scripts will be administered by Navitus Health Solutions.  Please click here for memo with  additional information. This change is for employees with Anthem Blue Cross PPO and HMO (California Care).  It does not apply to employees with Kaiser HMO. Employees will be receiving a new ID card by March 14, 2014 with the Navitus phone number on the back of the card .  The old ID card with Express Scripts will no longer work after March 31, 2014.  Members are encouraged to refill their mail order prescriptions with Express Scripts prior to April 2014 to avoid delays.

► Posted March 3, 2014 (Emailed to all AVUHSD employees)

Appointments are now available for our annual Health Screening event held at the District Office on Monday, April 7th and Thursday, April 10th from    11:30-4:30PM.  To schedule your appointment, please visit

Screenings will include: Fingerstick for total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol and Glucose, HbA1c for any glucose results over 140, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index and other key factors.  All district employees and SISC members age 18 and older are eligible for the health event.  Participants are eligible for one $20 cash award card for participating. Please note Risk Management cannot help you with any website issues including forgotten passwords.  If you need assistance, please email


► Posted November 19, 2013 (Emailed to all AVUHSD employees)

This only applies to our employees who are currently enrolled in our Blue Cross California Care plan. 

Beginning January 1, 2014, our California Care HMO plan currently administered by the Anthem HMO Pharmacy Program will be administered by the SISC Express Scripts Pharmacy Program.

In December, each Anthem Blue Cross HMO subscriber will receive a Welcome Package from the Express Scripts Pharmacy Program as well as a new ID card with updated pharmacy information.  It is very important that on or after January 1, 2014 you inform your pharmacy of the new Rx BIN number found on your new ID card.  Prescriptions will be rejected under the prior Anthem HMO Rx BIN number.

The basic generic and brand co-pays will not be impacted by this change however, Walgreens is not in the SISC Express Scripts Pharmacy Program network.  Members using Walgreens will need to transition to another pharmacy in order to continue with in-network coverage. 

To help with a smooth transition, members are encouraged to refill any eligible prescriptions (both retail and mail order) through the current Anthem HMO Pharmacy Program prior to January 1, 2014. 

For additional information, please click to read the notice of change letter


►AVUHSD PERMANENT EMPLOYEES AND FAMILY MEMBERS 18 YEARS AND OLDER - FREE FLU SHOTS -  A free flu shot clinic is being held at the District Office on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 10:00 AM- 4:30 PM. Please schedule your online appointment today at Appointments book quickly so don't delay!  Posted September 11, 2013


►MARK YOUR CALENDARS!   The Open Enrollment Health Benefits Fair to change your Health Benefit Plan will be held on August 15, 2013 at Lancaster High School in the Cafeteria from 2:00 TO 5:30 PM!  Posted July 20, 2013

You have a limited time to make changes to your current health benefits plan. Please do not wait until the 4 pm deadline of August 26, 2013, as there will be a line of folks waiting in-front of you on that last day!  Save yourself some hassle and please contact the Risk Management Department for either a convenient appointment time and to talk about your plan, or please come to the District Office BEFORE the August 26th deadline to submit your change forms! :)