School District faces another lawsuit stemming from no-bid contract case

    This time last year, the School District of Philadelphia put six administrators on leave during its investigation of leaks surrounding a no-bid contract awarded to a minority-owned business for security camera installation.

    Now one of those employees intends to sue, and he’s not the first.

    The Inquirer reports Augustine Pescatore has filed documents indicating he plans to become the third of those six employees to sue over his leave.
    Sources claimed then-Superintendent Arlene Ackerman awarded the contract to IBS Communications after another firm had already begun the project. The district found no wrongdoing.

    Pescatore could end up suing the School Reform Commission, Ackerman, former administrtor Estelle Matthews and others. It’s especially bad new for Matthews, who’s been accused of hiring her under-qualified son to the district and giving out undeserved raises.

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