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Tentative Settlement Reached in Nancy Sebring Lawsuit

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- A tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by former Des Moines Public Schools superintendent Nancy Sebring against the district.

Sebring was scheduled to be back in court Friday morning for a hearing about dismissing the lawsuit but it was canceled.

Sebring is suing the school district, and several members of the school board for invasion of privacy, emotional distress and interference with a contract. The lawsuit comes after sexually-charged emails she wrote using her district email account were released as part of an open records request.

Her attorneys claim those emails should have been kept confidential and used for disciplinary purposes.

An attorney for the district told Channel 13 the two parties reached a pending settlement and negotiations were favorable towards the district.

No other information will be released until the settlement is finalized next week.