A former public school superintendent received an incredible separation package of over $301,000 for each year of service in her three years of work for the City of Philadelphia. While this is not the only local school board financial issue of its kind, this situation clearly illustrates the need for school reform.
I believe that management of local school boards and budgetary oversight needs to be taken back from the folks who have made such poor decisions. School districts should be required to maintain at least one non-educational position dedicated to providing budgetary guidance.
Almost forgot, she is receiving monthly unemployment benefits of over $1,000.
A former Philadelphia school district superintendent who collected a $905,000 contract buyout from the city has reportedly filed for unemployment benefits.
Arlene Ackerman was reportedly paid the hefty buyout by the school district with taxpayer funds after a plan to use $405,000 in private funds to pay her was cancelled amid public outrage.
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