Michael Masch

(Michael Masch, addressing an education summit of the Philadelphia Bar Association.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Former Schools CFO Says Harrisburg Caused Philadelphia’s School Funding Crisis

“The school district is in a budget crisis … because the district has been subject to unprecedented state funding cuts. But not only unprecedented — discriminatory,” Michael Masch said.


(2009 file photo by Mike DeNardo)

Masch Is Out As Philadelphia School District Budget Director

A school district spokesman confirms that Masch is leaving “by mutual agreement” with the district.


FILE: Michael Masch has already cut more than a half billion dollars from the school budget, but it's not enough. (credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Already Struggling Philadelphia Schools Have More Budget Cuts To Make

The district is planning to slash an additional $17 million in spending.


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Mayor Nutter Says It’s Time To Move On From Ackerman

Mayor Nutter says it’s time to look ahead, now that the Arlene Ackerman buyout drama is over.



Ackerman’s Criticism Of School Officials May Cost Her

Now that she’s officially unemployed, former Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman is on the offensive. In interviews, she’s blaming her departure on politicians and some school district officials. The comments may be jeopardizing her generous buy-out.


(The Philadelphia School Reform Commission, earlier this week.  File photos by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School District Says State Shorted It Another $35 Million

Philadelphia School District officials say it appears the latest version of the Pennsylvania state budget leaves the district with another big hole to fill.


Michael Masch paints a dire financial picture at the SRC. (credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo)

IRS Performs ‘Routine’ Audit On Philadelphia School District

The Internal Revenue Service is auditing the Philadelphia School District but school officials say it’s just routine.


(L-R: Philadelphia School District assistant superintendent Lee Nunery, superintendent Arlene Ackerman, and School Reform Commission chair Robert Archie were among those testifying today before Philadelphia City Council.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mayor Backs Philadelphia School District Request For Tens Of Millions More

The School District of Philadelphia is telling City Council it needs more money from the city to balance its budget.


Michael Masch paints a dire financial picture at the SRC. (credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Schools Put Kindergarten, Middle School Sports On Chopping Block

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Full-day kindergarten and interscholastic sports in middle schools are on the chopping block, as the school district closes its budget gap. Full-day kindergarten would be cut back to half-days. There would be […]


Philadelphia Public School Officials Meet With Community Members Over Budget Cuts

Parents, students and staff participated in a workshop on Saturday morning on how to close the Philadelphia school district’s $400+ million budget deficit.


Deputy Superintendent Leroy Nunery (left) and Chief Financial Officer Michael Masch brief reporters on the school district budget gap (by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School Officials Prepare To Make Drastic Budget Cuts

Philadelphia school officials are preparing to make deep cuts in staff and services, should Governor Corbett’s budget become reality.


Philadelphia Public Schools Awarded Millions For Jobs

Philadelphia got some welcome news this week, with word that federal money would pay for hundreds of school district jobs. KYW’s Mike DeNardo reports School District chief financial officer Michael Masch estimates that Philadelphia’s share […]

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