Ex School Super Gets Bought Out For $905 K Then Files For Unemployment
Ggggrrrrrhhhh...from the "No Wonder Things Never Get Better" Department! Again upon scouring the headlines, I came up with this little gem. It looks like a terminated school superintendent in Philadelphia who recently accepted a buyout of $905,000, is also attempting to receive unemployment compensation.
You read right. The taxpayers are about to take it coming and going all on account of Arlene Ackerman.
According to CBS News 3 in Philly, The School Reform Commission (irony?) determined that Ackerman, who was dismissed due to allegations of impropriety that include racial violence, a no-bid contract awarded to a minority firm, and a budget deficit that was swelling out of control, would be rewarded her full salary for the remainder of her five-year contract with the school district. Plus the commission also decided not to contest any claims for unemployment, thus leaving that door wide open.
Somehow I don't think that's going to help bring down that deficit. I just hope the kids are learning something.
If all goes well for Arlene, she should be eligible for the state maximum $573 a week on top of her nearly $1,000,000 buyout.
So far she's refused to comment and is letting her attorney do the talking. Score!