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Masch to leave District

By Dale Mezzacappa on May 10, 2012 10:56 PM

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.

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Comments (4)

Submitted by Annonymous (not verified) on May 11, 2012 3:01 am

So, when does Nunnery leave? He is also part of the problem (along with Nixon, Driver, Wayman, and other Ackerman hold overs).

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 11, 2012 6:55 am

Who will be next? Nunery or Nixon?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 11, 2012 12:56 pm

I remember reading a post a few days ago that said, "word on the street, some SRC members will be leaving" hmmmm

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 11, 2012 12:11 pm

We can only hope

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