Thanks to state Education Commissioner David Steiner’s quick turnaround on Dennis Walcott’s waiver request, former NYC Schools Chancellor Cathie Black is now officially out of the picture, but Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. is quite done with her yet.

The Bronx Democrat’s office this morning released the following Freedom of Information Law request sent to the NYC Department of Education:

Records Access Officer
NYC Department of Education
52 Chambers Street, Room 308
New York, New York 10007

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter is a FOIL request for any and all information regarding the entire salary, benefits, and other compensation that New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black has received or will receive, including any severance or retirement benefits.

Should there be any portion of this request that is denied, please state the reasons for denying my request. A prompt response to my request is mandated by statute.


Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz
900 Rogers Place
Bronx, New York 10459
(718) 991-3161

Black’s salary as chancellor was $250,000 a year, but she’s hardly hurting for cash now that she has lost that post. Mayor Bloomberg said Walcott will continue to receive his $213,000 deputy mayor salary despite the fact that he now has a new title.