This is a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement. Read it carefully and sign below. Completion of this release is a prerequisite to participation in an inter-scholastic athletic activity or designated school-sponsored activity/school club or (hereinafter collectively referred to as “school-related activity/ies” This release essentially says that my son/daughter or I, as a student at least 18 years of age, named above (hereinafter “above-named student”) will participate in the school-related activities as specified above.
If the above-named student is hurt, injured, or even dies, I/we (i.e., the student, his/her parent/s, guardian/s, heir/s, or student at least 18 years of age, hereinafter referred to as “non-minor student”) will not make a claim against or sue the Colusa Unified School District (hereinafter CHS), its trustees, officers, employees, and agents, or expect them to be responsible or pay for any damages.
I, the undersigned, understand and acknowledge that the above-named student has voluntarily chosen to participate in school-related activities at his/her own risk. I/We know and fully understand that said school- related activities may involve numerous risks, dangers, and hazards, both known and unknown, where serious accidents can occur, and where participants can sustain physical injuries, damage to their property, or even die. Regardless of whether the school-related activity involves physical contact or not, any activity may have inherent risks of injury which are inseparable from the activity. I/We acknowledge and willingly assume all risks and hazards of potential injury, paralysis, and death in the school-related activity/ies, including any transportation to or from any school-related activity/ies. Further, by giving consent for this student to go with a school representative, it is acknowledged that the activity/ies will be considered a “field trip” or “excursion” for which there is complete immunity pursuant to Education Code § 35330.
I/We, the undersigned, understand and acknowledge that school-related activity/ies contain potential risks of harm or injury. Injuries might arise from the student’s actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of another student or participant, or the actual or alleged failure by district employees, agents, or volunteers to adequately coach, train, instruct, or supervise. Injuries might also arise from an actual or alleged failure to properly maintain, use, repair, or replace physical facilities or equipment. Injuries might also arise from undiagnosed, improperly diagnosed, untreated, improperly treated, or untimely treated actual or potential injuries, whether or not caused by the student’s participation. All such risks are deemed to be inherent to the student’s participation in school-related activities.
In consideration for CHS, allowing the above-named student to participate in the school-related activity/ies specified above, I/we voluntarily agree to release, waive, discharge, and hold harmless the CHS and its trustees, officers, employees, and agents from any and all claims of liability arising out of their negligence, or any other act or omission which causes the above-named student illness, injury, death, or damages of any nature in any way connected with the student’s participation in the school-related activity/ies. I/We also expressly agree to release and discharge the CHS, its trustees, officers, employees, and agents from any act or omission of negligence in rendering or failing to render any type of emergency or medical services.