CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Board of Education has approved a multimillion-dollar settlement over two cases of racial discrimination.

The settlement totals $9.25 million. The Board of Education will pay $1.7 million toward the settlement, while the board’s insurance will cover the rest.

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The settlement between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Public Schools involves teachers who were laid off during school closures over the past decade – in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Most of the schools were in predominantly Black neighborhoods, and teachers and paraprofessionals who were people of color.

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The plaintiffs in both cases will receive most of the settlement money, but more than 400 teachers are eligible for compensation of no less than $5,000 each.

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To receive that compensation, those teachers must submit a claim.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff