Some teachers are crying out in opposition to their union president, and one teacher is sending out a flier titled, “Our union is in crisis,” which has a petition to recall Moore attached.
…That national union organization investigated an allegation that Moore spent $91,000 in union funds without approval from the board of directors.
AFT said Moore likely did not pocket any of the money, but found a serious breach of controls and said there should be no more credit cards allowed for now.
They also found Moore was trying to place allies in helpful positions and went around the board to get what she wanted.
For the second time in less than a week, police have arrested and accused a Plum High School teacher of having sex with a student.
Joseph J. Ruggieri, 40, of Plum, is an English teacher and vice president of the Plum Borough Education Association that represents the district’s 268 teachers.
Plum police arrested Ruggieri about 7 p.m. Tuesday in his home, Chief Jeffrey Armstrong said. Ruggieri is charged with one count each of institutional sexual assault and corruption of minors.
The student told police she had sex with Ruggieri in his home more than once, according to a criminal complaint, which did not provide her age but said she was a minor. They began talking on the phone and sending text messages in late 2014.