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State reaches deal with Indiana teachers union

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - State officials say the Indiana State Teachers Association and its parent organization have agreed to a tentative $14 million settlement over the union’s defunct health insurance program.

Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Tuesday that the deal with the ISTA and the National Education Association would end the state’s federal lawsuit against the groups.

State officials sued the teachers unions in 2009, alleging they violated Indiana securities law by offering a health care plan for school districts that was actually unregistered securities. Those plans were sold to 27 school districts.

The $14 million settlement would go to those districts. If any of them don’t sign onto the settlement, Indiana’s lawsuit will proceed to trial.

Lawson calls the settlement “the right result for teachers and schools.”


Posted 8/13/2013