Ackerman denies report that she’s talking about leaving Philadelphia schools

Despite a report that she is leaving, Philadelphia’s School Superintendent says she doesn’t want to go anywhere.  

School Superintendent Arlene Ackerman says there have been too many distractions and she wanted to set the record straight that she is not talking with School Reform Commission officials about buying out her contract.

“I’m here and I want to be really clear about it, there are no discussions underway I don’t know how that rumor got started,” said Ackerman.

When asked why she signed paperwork to give her second in command authority in her absence, Ackerman said she plans to take a vacation this summer.

“Do I plan to take some time for myself with friends and family, absolutely, I guess you would say it’s long overdue and I won’t apologize for it,” she said.

Ackerman says she’s still trying to work out a vacation schedule.

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