School District of Philadelphia hires recovery officer in face of budget shortfall

    The massive cuts in the School District of Philadelphia haven’t made enough of a dent.

    In case you missed the NewsWorks/Notebook report, yesterday’s School Reform Commission meeting painted a bleak budget outlook. So bleak that the district might struggle to meet payroll come July (looks like Chester Upland is the only district in a pickle).

    To tackle some of the problems, the district has created a new Chief Recovery Office position and hired former PGW President Thomas Knudsen for six months. Acting Superintendent Leroy Nunery and Chief Financial Officer Michael Masch took pay cuts and reduced portfolios.


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