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Wed Nov 22, 2023, 08:04 PM Nov 2023

Democrats who swept Moms For Liberty off school board fight superintendent's $700,000 exit deal

Source: Associated Press

Democrats who swept Moms For Liberty off school board fight superintendent’s $700,000 exit deal

BY MARYCLAIRE DALE
Updated 12:26 PM EST, November 22, 2023

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania school board that banned books, Pride flags and transgender athletes slipped a last-minute item into their final meeting before leaving office, hastily awarding a $700,000 exit package to the superintendent who supported their agenda.

But the Democratic majority that swept the conservative Moms For Liberty slate out of office hopes to block the unusual — they say illegal — payout and bring calm to the Central Bucks School District, whose affluent suburbs and bucolic farms near Philadelphia have been roiled by infighting since the 2020 pandemic.

“People are really sick of the embarrassing meetings, the vitriol, they’re tired of our district being in the news for all the wrong reasons. And … the students are aware of what’s been going on, particularly our LGBTQ students and their friends and allies,” said Karen Smith, a Democrat who won a third term on the board.

The district, with about 17,000 students in 23 schools, has spent $1.5 million on legal and public relations fees amid competing lawsuits, discrimination complaints and investigations in the past two years, including a pending suit over its suspension of a middle school teacher who supported LGBTQ and other marginalized students.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/moms-for-liberty-pennsylvania-superintendent-fdd5dcecd0c8649bc73c09c76c769f17

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Democrats who swept Moms For Liberty off school board fight superintendent's $700,000 exit deal (Original Post) Eugene Nov 2023 OP
So many grifters on the right, Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2023 #1
What a bunch of crap!! $700.000 reward money!! Hoping he never gets to count riversedge Nov 2023 #2
Same here SouthernDem4ever Nov 2023 #3
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