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Elementary student who was injured on playground to receive $200K settlement

Original post made on Sep 25, 2020

The school district has agreed to pay $200,000 to an Ohlone Elementary School student who was injured while playing on the campus' playground in 2018.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 25, 2020, 9:38 AM

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Posted by Onrosewood
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 25, 2020 at 11:28 am

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How does $89,406 plus $20,000 (4 × $5,000 in 2032) add up to $200,000??

Or is it $20,000 paid four times for a total of $80,000 in 2032?

Still doesn't total $200,000.

I suspect the last paragraph is language taken directly from the press release. That doesn't make it clear.


Posted by Jim H
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 25, 2020 at 11:57 am

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Probably $5000 quarterly UNTIL 2032,


Posted by Jim H
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 25, 2020 at 12:01 pm

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Does PA Weekly need to put that the settlement "is not an admission of liability"? When has the district EVER admitted fault?

So, kids had fallen and injured themselves in the same manner and nothing was changed? I guess back then the district was too busy figuring out how to rename the schools or how to cover up the latest sexual assault.


Posted by hkatrs
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Sep 25, 2020 at 12:04 pm

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It is so sad the District had not taken pro-active measures prior to any accident occurring at Ohlone Elementary School. Hopefully this Lawsuit will encourage the Palo Alto Unified School District to review every school campus' property for K-12 Student Safety and Welfare, then immediately renovate and repair.


Posted by Hope the student heals quickly!
a resident of another community
on Sep 25, 2020 at 1:58 pm

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I wonder how much they will pay out in COVID lawsuits once they reopen schools.


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