Arlene Ackerman seeking unemployment benefits
by Erika Owens on Nov 29 2011 Posted in Latest news
The Daily News is reporting that former superintendent Arlene Ackerman has applied for unemployment benefits.
The District cannot contest the filing due to Ackerman's separation agreement. The agreement states in section 3 A.:
The District agrees not to contest any claims which Dr. Ackerman may make for unemployment compensation benefits ...
The District paid Ackerman's full $905,000 buyout in early September. Highlights from the separation agreement include that the District will make payments towards a life insurance policy and that Ackerman is to be notified if anyone requests to view the separation agreement.
Ackerman would be eligible for an undetermined benefit amount
maximum benefit of $573 per week. Josh Cornfield of the Daily News updated the story to say that pension benefits could reduce Ackerman's unemployment compensation, according to a spokesperson from the state Department of Labor and Industry.
We'll update this as additional information becomes available.