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Construction company settles for $6.7 million with LOSD

Lake Oswego High School contractor and subcontractors will pay for damages

Thursday morning Lake Oswego School Board members accepted a $6.7 million settlement related to extensive repairs at Lake Oswego High School. The school district originally filed a $1.2 million claim against Robinson Construction in 2009 after administrators discovered water infiltration and its damages.

As workers began the repairs, they realized that the extent of the damage was greater than administrators originally thought, and those associated costs were added to the claim.

The settlement is still in draft form, though 'it is the express interest of all parties to conclude this as soon as possible,' finance director Stuart Ketzler told the board on Thursday morning.

In response to the district's claim, Robinson Construction filed claims against its subcontractors, who are also paying a portion of the $6.7 million.

Robinson will pay $2.3 million, while 15 other companies will pay smaller amounts.

'We've been cautioned by our attorneys about talking about what's next because as you know this is just phase one,' Superintendent Bill Korach told the board.

For more information on the claim, look for another story next week in the Review.