Departing Philadelphia administrator gets generous severance

Aug. 29, 2007
Budget overseer gets nine months salary despite district's budget woes.

As the Philadelphia School District reeled from the revelation this spring of a huge budget deficit, its chief financial officer and budget overseer quietly resigned. The district agreed to pay her Folasade Olanipekun-Lewis at full salary--$180,000 annually--for an additional nine months, through March 1, 2008. Some parents questioned rewarding Olanipekun-Lewis with a severance package in the face of budget problems.

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