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Updated: Layoff notices on hold for now, judge rules

Mayor Nutter demands more accountability from the Philadelphia School District, and layoff notices begin going out to thousands of district employees today.

EARLIER: It’s the start of an incredibly crucial - and difficult - week in the Philadelphia School District.  As my colleague Troy Graham reports here, Mayor Nutter yesterday sent this letter to the School Reform Commissioner and Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman demanding a better accounting of how the district spends its money and more say-so.  The mayor set Thursday at noon as a deadline for gaining a new “education accountability agreement.”