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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A school system in Alabama has a received $1.4 million reimbursement for money that was wrongly sent to another school system in 2016. reports that the state Department of Education reimbursed the funds to Montgomery Public Schools after improperly sending money to the Pike Road system. The Alabama Education Association made the announcement.

Montgomery Public Schools Interim Superintendent Ann Roy Moore says the funds have already been deposited.

The misdirected money was mentioned in a lawsuit that the AEA filed last month against Interim Superintendent Ed Richardson to block the sale of Georgia Washington Middle School to the Pike Road system.

Alabama Education Association Associate Executive Director Theron Stokes says Montgomery Public Schools received the $1.4 million through mediation in the lawsuit.