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SRC Expected To Vote Today To Approve Ackerman Buyout

Arlene Ackerman, in file photo.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Arlene Ackerman, in file photo. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The School Reform Commission votes today on the half-million dollars in public money being put toward Superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s $905,000 buyout (see related story).

The people who have to sign off on the $500,000 in public money for Arlene Ackerman’s buyout are expected to vote today. The remaining $405,000 came from private contributors through the nonprofit Philadelphia’s Children First Fund.

Acting Superintendent Leroy Nunery, who is on the nonprofit’s board, says he does not know who the donors are, “I’m not an attorney. I don’t know those names. I’m sure people are curious, but that’s between them, and they decided to donate and why they decided to donate.”

Ackerman and SRC chair Robert Archie are also on the Children First board. Nunery wouldn’t comment on whether the public should know the names of the donors.

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner says he will audit the buyout (see related story).

Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio 1060

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