Ackerman sues San Francisco School District
Former San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Arlene
filed a lawsuit against the school district seeking $172,000 in
for non-payment of salary.
By Tamara Barak
May 19, 2007
Former San Francisco schools chief Arlene Ackerman yesterday
filed a lawsuit against the San Francisco Unified School District,
claiming it failed to pay her severance compensation.
The lawsuit is asking for more than $172,0000 in damages for
nonpayment of salary.
The embattled superintendent was forced to resign in June, 2006
after the Board of Education invoked a compatibility clause in
her contract acknowledging that the school board and Ackerman
agree they are incompatible.
Ackerman was praised for raising student achievement and cutting
waste in the district's budget, but came under fire for her personal
style - which critics said excluded parents and teachers from
Ackerman is being represented in the lawsuit by San Francisco
attorney Waukeen McCoy.
"It's unfortunate that someone who has done so much for
the city of San Francisco and its schools should be treated this
way be a vindictive school board, despite her stellar record of
improving test scores in our schools, and the clear language of
her contract," McCoy said in a written statement.
The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court yesterday,
according to McCoy.
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