Just a little more than 5 years after the Gulf Oil Spill of April, 2010, today the Escambia County School Board has settled its claim with BP.
The district will receive a lump-sum, $2 Million Dollar payment to settle all claims related to the oil spill.
This is an excellent resolution to this matter, and this money will be put to good use for the benefit of our district's students.
According to attorney Brian Barr, this was a settlement that the board should take, and the recommendation came with an interesting observation from Barr. "I've never seen, for my entire professional life in practice, a Federal Judge send letters to my clients and to the opposing side, recommending that all parties take the settlement as written."
Vote was 5-0