Archive: July, 2012
You may remember when Mayor Nutter said in the midst of the budget crisis in 2008 that he and his top staffers would be taking pay cuts. But did you know that 22 of Nutter's top aides quietly stopped taking those cuts in January?
Read our article (below), which appeared in the Daily News, below to find out more. You can also listen to our radio report on the topic for WHYY.
On Friday, the School Reform Commission postponed its decision about whether to keep a charter school open, citing concerns about budgeting and enrollment.
Belmont Charter, a 1-8 school, wants to have its license renewed and add 275 seats. Each new charter seat costs the district an estimated $7,000 annually, according to officials.
Who could ever forget former Superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s $905,000 buyout?
Last year, Ackerman was paid that amount to leave the school district as a result of the terms of her contract. Her contract was criticized for other reasons, too. It made her eligible for a retention bonus, performance compensation, payments for unused sick days, a Blackberry, car and other benefits.
Tonight, the School Reform Commission unanimously hired William Hite as the School District's new superintendent, beginning by October 1. His annual salary will be $300,000.
Check out Hite's contract below.
Curious about how Hite's contract stacks up to former Superintendent Arlene Ackerman's much-criticized contract? Take a look at Ackerman's contract, which was signed in 2008 and then extended in 2011.