Actually , from what I read, this went beyond any Golden Parachute provision found in her 5 year contract .
Simply put, somebody engineered a private slush fund to sweeten her pot to go out.
I have no doubt Mayor Nutter was able to jawbone some private funds and trim the direct use of some school funds and her lawyer was able to sidestep paying City wage tax on same--not a trivial % amount in Phila I
In theory as a unit of government one should be able to find the terms of her contract ---and I can find the terms of my local superintendent's contract --I assure you there are all sorts of goodies in there that escape detection from 99.99% of community, one of which allows a major spike of the state pension
My guess is that as a short term employee she didn't have a contract formula which could spike the PSERS benefit for her.
In practice--personnel discussions disappear behind closed doors and then sometimes get masked by nondisclosure agreements.
Hey, whats a million here or there--the taxpayer has a free money tree sure to be tapped for 10's of millions to bail out a totally mismanaged school system right next door , Chester-Upland, with kids as the unfortunate pawns .
Nearby we have a superintendent that the Auditor General has held in a formal audit is not qualified to serve by law and the law bars him from being paid , and AG quotes a law which is crystal clear---so what do folks do--they pay him anyway and then he gets a nice state pension on the salary he as not entitled to be paid in first place. No wonder we're broke!