New Hanover County Schools




Accidents & Insurance


Athletic injury insurance is provided to all Student Athletes, participating in any school sponsored sports, starting in the 7th grade and continuing through the 12th grade.



Playgrounds are a place of fun and excitement where children can physically challenge themselves and make new friends, but they also present risks and dangers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year hospital emergency rooms treat more than 200,000 children age fourteen and younger for playground-related injuries. Of those playground injuries, the vast majority occur at schools and day care facilities. 
Although reasonable precautions are undertaken by the NHCS, it is inevitable that accidents happen. The NHCS is not automatically responsible for the medical bills of injured students. 
Parents do have the option of buying low cost accident insurance for their children. There are a variety of choices in the amount of the coverage and  the prices. The lowest price plan is just $9.00 for the whole school year. 
Any questions regarding these plans maybe be referred to: 
Gail W. Gray
Educational Risk Specialist
47 Airpark Court
PO Box 27149 (29616)
Greenville, SC 29607
Direct: 864.672.1345
Phone: 1.800.476.4339
Fax: 1.888.751.3014