School District of Clay County
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Teacher Inservice Center - Fleming Island High 2233 Village Square Parkway Hearings for Special Actions regarding Students - NONE REGULAR MEETING - 7:00 p.m.
July 19, 2012 Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #3

Item Title
C-2 Settlement of Personal Injury Claim of Derek Buben

On May 10, 2007, Derek Buben was a student at Orange Park High School.  While in shop class he was allowed to use a table saw with the blade safety guard disengaged.  The wood misfed into the saw and caused his right hand to be thrown into the saw blade.  He suffered severe injuries to his right hand which required extensive medical treatment, including surgery.  Medical bills exceeded $71,000.00.  Settlement was reached by concensus between Board Chair Carol Studdard, Dr. George Copeland and Bruce Bickner.  Total settlement for all claims is $58,000.00.

Recommended Action
Approve settlement as presented.

Financial Impact

Submitted By
Bruce Bickner, School Board Attorney