The Public School Risk Institute is a nonprofit association. It is controlled by its member school districts and school district risk groups. It undertakes research, publishing, education and communication programs to promote the principles and practical applications of risk management.
The Institute is focused on public school districts exclusively. It intends to address the full range of risk management issues facing public education. It helps strengthen relationships among its members and their local and state risk sharing groups, while bringing together companies and institutions that supply school districts. It seeks collaborative opportunities with state, regional and national organizations.
The Institute's primary audience includes the estimated 220,000 top administrators and officials in local public school districts, some 200-300 school district risk managers and about 700 administrators and officials of risk sharing groups. The Institute strives to support a large community of school risk management professionals who are committed to the success of public education.
The Institute relies on financial support from dues, subscriptions, grants, donations and fees from its activities. It also accepts volunteer and in-kind services.