Volusia schools to get $1.5 million from 2010 Gulf oil spill

DAYTONA BEACH — The Volusia County School Board accepted a settlement of $1.5 million for lost funding related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The board voted unanimously on the agreement with BP and other entities associated with the spill during a special meeting Tuesday evening at the district’s facilities services office in Daytona Beach, with board members Linda Cuthbert and Melody Johnson participating in the session by phone. BP has yet to formally approve the agreement.

Before the vote, board members met for a brief private session to discuss the settlement amount, which was […]