Posted: Sep 22, 2010 8:51 AM by Nichole Larkey
GALVESTON, Texas - Some Hurricane Ike-battered school
districts want state help in paying their higher insurance
School district officials in Galveston County have had discussions with state Reps. Craig Eiland of Galveston and Larry Taylor of Friendswood.
Eiland says the state should incorporate higher insurance premiums for school districts along the Gulf Coast when calculating school funding.
Clear Creek's premiums jumped 230 percent in 2006, the year after Katrina and Rita stormed ashore.
Hurricane Ike walloped the Galveston area on Sept. 13, 2008.
The Galveston Independent School District will spend $1.8 million on insurance this year. Finance director David Dworsky says premiums increased 40 percent after Ike.