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St. Charles County district reaches $70K settlement

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The Francis Howell School District in St. Charles County reached a $70,000 settlement with a group of parents and the Institute for Free Speech, the Washington, D.C., nonprofit that backed them.

The parents filed suit in February, alleging district officials unfairly used a no-advertising policy to stop them from mentioning the name of a conservative parents’ political action committee during board meetings.

The PAC, called Francis Howell Families, backed the winners of the district’s two open board seats in April.

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