THE SCHOOL DISTRICT has hired Thomas J. Knox Jr., the son of former mayoral and gubernatorial candidate Tom Knox, to head its Auditing Services division, the Daily News confirmed yesterday.
Knox Jr., who will move back to Philadelphia from Delray Beach, Fla., fills the position 13 months after it was vacated. He is expected to start Monday and will earn $82,500 annually, the minimum salary for the position, School Reform Commission chairman Bill Green told the People Paper.
Green, as it happens, is close with the elder Knox and said he has known Knox's son, who goes by "T.J.," for years. Knox Sr., a businessman who ran against Mayor Nutter in 2007, told the Daily News last year that he's "very good friends" with Green.