Letter to the Editor,
My name is
Jeanne Reilly and I am running for a seat on the Saucon Valley School Board. This
letter is intended to clarify information that The Meadows School Board Team
has claimed about me in their mailings and advertisements. What they have
claimed is simply not true. I do not believe that this community wants to elect
school directors who mislead and rely on inflammatory rhetoric instead of
presenting plans and ideas for the future of our schools.
The following misstatements
are from a Meadows School Board Team mailing:
Lie Number 1:
Jeanne Reilly is a “Member of the Teachers Union.” Quite simply, this is not true.
I am not a member of any union. I am not employed as a teacher.
Lie Number 2:
“She would be privy to all the Board’s negotiating strategies.” This is
misleading and inaccurate. I will not be privy to any negotiating strategies
because I will recuse myself from all discussion and votes regarding the
contract with the Saucon Valley Teachers Union. Point of fact, I am required to
Yes, my husband
is a teacher at Saucon Valley. He is also a graduate of Saucon Valley. As are
his parents, sister, grandparents, aunts and uncles. His family has very strong
ties to this community and we chose to move here in part because of that. My
son will graduate exactly 100 years after his great grandfather, Leo Stern,
began his school career in Hellertown. I care deeply about the quality of our
schools. I care because we are a part of this community and strong schools and
strong communities go hand in hand. I am running for this reason. I take great
offense at the idea that my motivation is my husband’s job. That is simply not
I hope you are
voting this Tuesday. Read my
profile on the Patch to learn more about me, my dedication to this community
and my opinions on the issues. I hope you will make an informed decision and
not be swayed by lies and misinformation.