Nunery to brief press on back to school

In his first official appearance since being appointed schools chief, Acting Superintendent Leroy Nunery will hold a press briefing inside district headquarters at 3 p.m., on his plans to open schools for the 2011-12 school year. Chief Academics Officer Penny Nixon will join him.

What's not up for discussion, according to a district source, are questions about Ackerman, her $905,000 ($980,000 if you include health benefits) buyout package and the private, anonymous donors who contributed $405,000 to it.


Employees are anxious about what Sept. 6 will look like.

Hundreds of positions remain unfilled, officials must leap over a $35 million budget gap and there are still union contracts to renegotiate. And it's only Tuesday.  

Stay tuned for more on this developing story.