School Board Meeting 11-20-12
Agenda Item #46

FS-5 Santaluces High School - General Liability

  • This action is the result of a general liability claim by the School District against the general contractor, Hatcher Construction and Development, for Project No. 1611-1004.  During the course of the work, a fire occurred due to the activities of a subcontractor, damaging the building and HVAC system.  Facilities Services filed the claim against the contractor's insurance provided for the project and has been monitoring repairs.  All restoration work has been completed to the District's satisfaction.
  • Buildings 4000 and 7000 sustained smoke damage.  Smoke and fire-related damages occurred in the 5000 building and the covered walkway (corridor 3199/4199) between the 5000 building and the 300/4000 building as well as the low east wall of the cooling tower wall.
  • The settlement of this general liability claim was recommended by the District's Facilities Services Department.
  • Date of Incident:  June 15, 2012
  • Payment for repairs will be made directly to the District from the Mid-Continent Casualty Company once the Property Damage Release is approved by the School Board.
  • Amount of Claim:  $65,924.64


I recommend that the School Board approve the amount of $65,924.64 as full settlement of this liability claim, and authorize the execution of all related documents.

My Contact

Michael J. Burke, Chief Operating Officer(michael.burke@palmbeachschools.org) Dianne L. Howard, Director Risk and Benefits Management (dianne.howard@palmbeachschools.org)


Financial Impact

There is no financial impact to the District as the insurance carrier will be reimbursing the District and its contractor for 100% of their costs.

Attachment:  Santaluces HS Settlement Agreement.pdf