The Cold Spring Harbor school district has paid $14.3 million...

The Cold Spring Harbor school district has paid $14.3 million in the last year to settle lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act, the most of any on Long Island. Credit: Pablo Garcia Corradi

Twenty five Long Island school districts have paid a combined $29.2 million to settle 38 lawsuits brought by former students who say teachers, administrators, fellow students and school staffers sexually abused them, Newsday has found.

The former students brought the cases under the Child Victims Act, state legislation allowing child sexual abuse victims a temporary window to file lawsuits for damages. Before the law, alleged victims couldn't file claims after age 23.

The chart below details each settlement, including the payout and the allegations. The school district's financial responsibility is its  payout after any insurance money. In most instances when an insurance company covered the payout, Newsday did not reach out to the school district for comment.

Read more about the lawsuits here.

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