Whatever Happen to Common Sense
File this under the category of You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me.
Former San Franciscoschool Superintendent Arlene Ackerman has filed for unemployment in Philadelphiaafter receiving a nearly $1 million payout to leave the same job there, according to CBS Philly.
She would be eligible for the maximum unemployment benefit of $573 per week, if her claim is approved.
ThePhiladelphiaschool board paid Ackerman $905,000 to buyout the remaining three years of her five-year contract, with $405,000 coming from private donations and the rest from the district. The agreement included a clause that allowed the ousted school’s chief to file for unemployment.
To refresh everyone’s memory, in 2006, Ackerman was also shown the door inSan Francisco, collecting $375,000 in severance pay to clear out of her office. She then briefly sued the district, claiming she was owed $172,000 more in unused benefits, a lawsuit she eventually dropped.