Risk Management

You are encouraged to contact the Charlotte County School District Risk Management Department when you have questions or concerns.

Charlotte County School District Risk Management
Senetra Fitchett
1445 Education Way
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Senetra.Fitchett@yourcharlotteschools.net
941-255-0808 Ext. 3046
Fax: 941-255-7565
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Workers Compensation

All injuries that occur while you are working for the Charlotte County School District need to be reported to your supervisor immediately. Workers' comp insurance may not pay the medical bills if you don't report your injury promptly to your employer.

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Accidents

Information regarding: General Accidents, Student Accidents, and Student Accident Insurance.

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The Jessica Lunsford Act

The 2013 Florida Legislature passed and Governor Rick Scott signed, House Bill 21, regarding the background screening on non-instructional contractors. This Act became effective July 1, 2013.

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Employees Rights & Responsibilities

Florida Statute 440.185 (2), Florida Statute 440.09(5).

Workers Compensation

All injuries that occur while you are working for the Charlotte County School District need to be reported to your supervisor immediately. Workers' comp insurance may not pay the medical bills if you don't report your injury promptly to your employer.

The administrative staff at all schools and sites have the appropriate forms for completion and will require your signature. He or she will be able to answer most questions, however if you still have concerns about your claim contact Risk Management at 941-255-0808 Ext. 3046.

Note: Report of Accident Forms are required to be completed even if you choose to not receive medical attention.

Workers Compensation Claims Carrier

Florida School Boards Insruance Trust
Florida School Boards Insurance Trust
800 North Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Phone: (800) 790-2118

Student Accidents

The following will occur in the event of a student accident:

  • Parent/Guardian is to be notified whenever there is any degree of injury.
  • The school nurse/designated personnel will assess injury and administer first aid when indicated.
  • Emergency medical personnel are to be called for any indication of serious injury.

The Student Accident Report (SAR) is a required document for reporting student injuries.

  • The school nurse or designees initiates a computer generated SAR.
  • The school nurse or designees coordinates the completion of the required fields and required signatures on the SAR.
  • The completed /signed original SAR is to be filed at the school/site.
  • The completed SAR (Student Accident Report) is to be saved to your One Drive (SkyDrive) in your schools folder under the Nursing shared folder.

Student Accident Form for Designated personnel.

Parent or Legal Guardian is responsible for completing and mailing student accident claim form. Please request a copy of the Student Acident Report, when applicable, from the school administrator/principal and/or the school nurse.

Student Accident Insurance

Student Accident Insurance is made available throughout the year. Our Provider is:

School Insurance Agency
120 53rd Avenue, West
Bradenton, FL 34207
1-800-541-8256
www.schoolinsuranceagency.com

Please contact them or access their website for all information and forms.

Student Accident Insurance Claim Coordination Process


General Accidents

A general accident occurs when a visitor, non-student or non-employee has an accident on Charlotte County School property. The following needs to occur in the event of an accident: Contact CCPS Risk Management

You are encouraged to contact the Charlotte County School District Risk Management Department when you have questions or concerns.

Charlotte County School District Risk Management
Senetra Fitchett
1445 Education Way
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Senetra.Fitchett@yourcharlotteschools.net
941-255-0808 Ext. 3046
Fax: 941-255-7565

The Jessica Lunsford Act

The 2013 Florida Legislature passed and Governor Rick Scott signed, House Bill 21, regarding the background screening on non-instructional contractors. This Act became effective July 1, 2013. Please click on the links below for guidance and implementation procedures.

This legislation creates the requirement for a uniform, statewide identification badge to be worn by non-instructional contractors when on school grounds. The badge signifies that the non-instructional contractor has met the screening standards set forth in s. 1012.467, F.S.

Employees Rights & Responsibilities

Florida Statute 440.185 (2)
The employee must immediately report his injury/accident to his/her supervisor and have a Notice of Injury completed. This will document that an incident/accident occurred.

Should you need medical treatment, contact Risk Management for an authorized facility to seek medical attention.

The employee must keep his/her appointments. If the are not kept you can jeopardize your future benefits. You must be compliant with the treating physician's recommendations.

You must stay in contact with your supervisor regarding doctor appointments and work status.

Employees are entitled to indemnity and medical benefits as long as the accident/injury is found to be compensable.

Florida Statute 440.09(5)
If you are required to wear safety equipment and elect not to, your benefits could be reduced by 25%.

Should you have any questions, you can contact the Employee Assistance Office at:
1-800-342-1741

Contact Information

Senetra Fitchett
Risk Management Coordinator
941-255-0808 Ext. 3046
Senetra.Fitchett@yourcharlotteschools.net