Q: Are public school teachers entitled to official governmental immunity in wrongful death cases?
Yes and no. For purposes of this question, I will assume the incident occurs while the teacher is on-the-job (also known as "acting within the course and scope of employment").
For State law claims, the public school teacher receives limited "sovereign immunity" from suit. The current lawsuit cap is $200,000.00 per person and $300,000 per incident.
For Federal law claims, e.g. civil rights, etc., this immunity is generally preempted/superseded by federal law and damages caps do not apply.
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