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Risk Management Department

255 W. Stanley Avenue
Suite 100
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 641-5000 x1241
(805) 653-7863 (FAX)

Eric Reynolds - Director

TBD - Employee Benefits Specialist

Jodie Argueta Senior Office Assistant



Risk Management

The Risk Management Office is responsible for various services. We are responsible for managing student, district, and  employee exposures.  A safe and healthy environment for our students and employees is accomplished through:
  • Effective management of the District's property, liability and workers' compensation insurance through the Ventura County Schools Self-Funding Authority.

  • Administration of the Employee Benefits Program through the Gold Coast Joint Benefits Trust.

  • Coordination of safety programs for both students and staff.

  • Proactive evaluation of exposure through inspection programs and incident investigations.


Independent Study P.E.

Potential Facilities for VUSD Independent Study Physical Education (ISPE)

VUSD currently has received a valid certificate of insurance for the following facilities for ISPE: Click Here

It is up the designated person at each site at to approve each student’s request. A student may not participate in ISPE before completing all paperwork including an appropriately signed release and obtaining a certificate of insurance from the organization that meets VUSD requirements (see ISPE paperwork).

Each student should discuss any ISPE request with the designated ISPE site representative before joining a facility.

It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that his/her facility has a current, valid certificate of insurance, listing Ventura Unified as an additional insured.  If the certificate expires during the year, a new one must be obtained prior to receiving additional hours from that organization. A facility with an expired certificate of insurance will no longer be valid for hours without a new certificate of insurance.

Please click here for the list of activities that will not be approved for ISPE.