Fourth in a series of posts debunking GOP attacks on our school board.
Fake talking point #4: “School Board meetings are not transparent!”
- All committee and monthly School Board meetings are held in public and are recorded and posted on the district website.
- All committee meetings are held in the evening. The Democratic majority made this happen in 2016. Prior to 2016, Facilities and Education committee meetings were held during the daytime.
- All committee meeting and School Board meeting minutes and videos have been archived since 2017 and remain posted on the District website.
- School board protocols, including virtual meetings as necessary, are in full compliance with the PA Sunshine Act
Recently an email went out to many school parents from a group called Neighbors United, a fictitious group that appears to be a front for the Tredyffrin Republican Committee and the “Conservative Women of the Main Line.” (The email listed as a return address Rosanna Hagg, Vice Chair of the Tredyffrin Township Republicans, though Ms. Hagg later denied any association with Neighbors United. She also threatened the TTDems with legal action for simply reporting what any reader of the email could observe for themselves.)
Conservative Women of the Main Line is a hard-right group that has been extending invitations to speakers like Doug Mastriano, who attended the Jan 6 insurrection and lobbied Congress to throw out Pennsylvania’s 2020 presidential vote, and Scott Presler, a prominent anti-Muslim activist. Republican candidates and TTGOP leadership have spoken approvingly of CWML and gone so far as to be photographed selfie-style with Presler. (UPDATE: when this telling photo drew unwanted attention, the TT GOP immediately deleted it from its former perch on their Facebook feed.)
The email directed readers to a series of talking points filled with misinformation about TE School District affairs.
People who read these fake talking points should know where they originate from. We’ll address these false claims in a series of posts. This is the fourth.