FT. LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – The family of a former Blanche Ely High School student who was sexually assaulted by one of her teachers may find out Tuesday whether the Broward School Board will approve a one million dollar settlement.

The assault happened in March, 2007. The girl, who was 15-years-old at the time, told investigators that Conraad Hoever, 47, attacked her when she went back to his classroom to retrieve her cell phone.

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Hoever, who was charged with sexual battery, was convicted of sexual molestation and sentenced to 15 years.

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The girl’s family, who claims the school district failed to protect her, sued the school district in federal court so they win damages above the state liability cap of $200 thousand. In their suit, they point to two separate occasions in the 2004-2005 school year two different female students at Blanche Ely complained to school officials that Hoever sexually assaulted them.

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After attending mediation sessions with attorneys for the girl’s family, district staffers recommended that the board approve the $1 million settlement.