Sunday, October 24, 2010

GOP Outrage Over School Closing for Clinton-Kanjorski Political Rally

The Pennsylvania Republican Party has issued the following press release over the early closing of the Nanticoke Jr./Sr. High School for the Clinton-Kanjorski Political Rally to be held at that facility.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Contact: Michael Barley
Press Release

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the Nanticoke Area School District’s decision to dismiss school early and use taxpayer funds to make a robo-call in support of Congressman Kanjorski’s political rally:

“Taxpayers should be outraged at the use of public funds to advertise a political rally that will close local schools to in order to accommodate Bill Clinton and Paul Kanjorksi,” Gleason said. “Not only were public funds used to make the announcement but local children will be deprived of their education for a last minute attempt to save Congressman Kanjorski’s job.”

“The Kanjorski campaign should immediately reimburse the school district and move their event to a site that will not cause parents to rearrange their schedules while depriving children of their education. Parents across the Commonwealth are already facing greater stresses from an uncertain job climate and limited resources due to the policies that Congressman Kanjorski has allowed Speaker Nancy Pelosi to advance. Because of Congressman Kanjorski’s rally, countless families have been forced to arrange child care arrangements for their children that day and have been inconvenienced because of this event. The taxpayers deserve to know why the school district felt it necessary to spend funds helping Paul Kanjorski get reelected.”

On Friday, the Nanticoke Area School District sent a paid robo-call (click here to listen) from their Superintendent to the homes of parents with children in the district. The call warned them that a political rally for Congressman Kanjorski would be taking place at the Greater Nanticoke Area High School on Tuesday afternoon and would require the school to be closed early to accommodate the event.

1 comment:

vandy33 said...

As a school board director in the Greater Nanticoke Area School District, I was not told of this rally, nor did the board take a vote to approve the campaign rally, letting the students out early, or the phone call that went out to over 1,ooo voter/parents in the district.