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Neshaminy Parents, Taxpayers Rally Support for the School Board

A group of Neshaminy School District parents and taxpayers held a rally Tuesday to show their continued support of the school board.

A group of Neshaminy School District parents and taxpayers held a rally outside of the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown Tuesday to show their support of the school board.

Members of the school board and Neshaminy Federation of Teachers were set to appear in front of Judge Robert Baldi with the possibility that the court could intervene in the ongoing contract impasse.

One of the rally's organizers, Angie Manning, said that she and those in attendance wanted to show their support of the school board members who volunteer their time to the district.

"They give up time from work...we hope the judge understands that," Langhorne resident Leann Hartpence said. The NFT has previously said that it wants "around-the-clock negotiations" in order to settle a new contract.

Larry Pastor told Patch that he wants the school board to be able to lead negotiations without intervention. 

Ray Lynne August 14, 2012 at 09:59 PM
How many people showed up? Must not have been too many, because these pictures seem like the same people from different angles.
Tony August 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM
How many reps from the NFT showed up. I don't see one. Wasn't a work day for the teachers was it. Because, they've been paid already.. Greedy turds..What a life. Mediocre performance at full pay for working only 9 months. That's really irritating. This makes you actually dislike these people , borderline hate what they are attempting to do to the average worker & taxpayer. As I've said, a hundred times before, FIRE everyone of these bums & start over.We've created a monster . It's time to get rid of it..
former teacher August 15, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Ray, most taxpayers/parents work 12 months (not 9). We would have to use limited vacation time for this type of gathering. We have had our vaction time bled somewhat by NFT strikes. We have to do our best to save time for the upcoming strike of the NFT. If we were to lie to our employer and take 'sick' time, we would leave ourselves open for termination. We are not as fortunate as the Neshaminy teacher who shoplifted, lied to the district when she used sick time to attend court appearances and will probably be reinstated to her position. Please don't draw the conclusion that the absence of great numbers supporting the NSB means that we aren't behind them 100%. Hey, your name reminds me of "Lynne Raymond". Any relation?

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