“The former superintendent did apply for unemployment,” Gallard told KYW Newsradiotoday.
The benefits come after taxpayers have already given Ackerman a buyout of $905,000 earlier this year. The agreement specified that the school district would not contest any unemployment benefits she would receive.
Michael Lodise, head of the School Police Officer’s union, is outraged over this. He fought for months to get unemployment benefits for 120 officers who were laid off in June. He finally got them, but it took a great deal of fighting with the school district to get it done.