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Huntsville City Schools settles on payment to Pinnacle Schools

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The Huntsville City Schools board of education approved a settlement with Pinnacle Schools  Thursday night, according to the city school spokesman.

Through the help of a mediator, it was agreed upon that Huntsville City Schools will pay $170,000 plus the mediation fees, which are about $4,000.

There will be no further legal action with this settlement.

READ MORE: Pinnacle Schools sues Huntsville City Schools

The lawsuit was over a contract dispute following the school board's decision to terminate Pinnacle's services.

READ MORE: Huntsville City Schools cuts ties with Pinnacle Schools, launches substitute

Huntsville school board member Pam Hill was the only one to oppose the settlement. She listed several questionable expenses, such as paying Appleton more than $600,000 for one month, a $3,000 bill to Huntsville cab service, $419,000 to Epsco for a month, and several other expenses.

Hill also repeated her desire to end the contract with Durham School Services.

Board member Michelle Watkins requested that an independent financial audit be done on the school system.

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