The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota confirmed Thursday that it has reached a settlement in a civil suit against the former director of the now-defunct Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TiZA) charter school.

The tentative agreement, filed last week in federal court, follows last month's settlement for $1.4 million in bankruptcy court against the school. The ACLU had been seeking to recover $2.4 million from TiZA.

Both actions still have to be agreed to by the respective courts, said Teresa Nelson, an attorney for the ACLU.

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