The FeedEditionsJobsDonateJune Event
Philly Education News + Views Independent. Reader-Supported.
Philly Education News + Views
Independent. Reader-Supported

Masch to leave District




Michael Masch, the District's former chief financial officer, will leave the District at the end of May.

At a budget hearing in West Philadelphia on Tuesday night, School Reform Commission Chairman Pedro Ramos disclosed that Masch's last day would be May 31, according to several people who were present.

Masch was demoted in January when the SRC hired Thomas Knudsen to be acting superintendent and chief recovery officer and announced that the District was in severe fiscal distress. 

Masch, a Mount Airy resident, also served as state budget director under Gov. Rendell.

He was CFO under former Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, and numerous accounts said that the two did not get along. Although deep state aid cuts and the loss of federal stimulus funds were the immediate cause of the District's crisis, Ramos said that "bad fiscal policy" during Ackerman's administration was also to blame.

Neither Masch nor Ramos immediately returned requests for comment.

Get the Notebook in your inbox

Notes from the news
Weekly newsletter

Recent Articles

Mifflin students protest split-grade classroom plan and get new teacher Journeys to the United States A glossary of terms, resources for English learners How schools teach English amid other lessons Language obstacles can be conquered

Dale Mezzacappa

Dale is a contributing editor at the Notebook. She has reported on education since 1986, most of that time with The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Philly public schools, post a pic of staff or students reading the Notebook on our FB page!

The first 40 schools to post a pic and tell us why the Notebook is important will receive 100 of our new water bottles

Click here for info