Ouch. That’s gotta hurt.
Neenah District Administrator Mary Pfeiffer sent Burke a letter Friday “to express my disappointment regarding your use of our district as an example of your perceived negative impact of Act 10 on education,” according to a copy of the letter obtained by Post-Crescent Media.
“It is unfair and misleading to claim that Act 10 is the primary reason why one specific candidate chose to accept a position in Minnesota over an opening in the Neenah Joint School District,” Pfeiffer wrote. “There are many reasons why candidates choose to work in other districts and certainly some effects of Act 10 may factor into those decisions.”
In the letter, Pfeiffer noted several positive changes since Act 10, including lower unfunded liability, employee merit pay and staff salary increases.
Jim Strick, communications manager for the Neenah Joint School District, said “that (Act 10) isn’t what we understood as to why she didn’t take the job here.”
Burke has been getting away with peddling this falsehood on the campaign trail for months.