The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 15, 2013

The Knapp saga


Daily Item

---- — Mr. Knapp of Midd-West has outsmarted the school board and the school board attorney. He is laughing all the way to the bank. If he did things that were illegal he should be held accountable.

Mr. Knapp will collect over $70,000 in pay for not working, collecting from local taxpayers. His retirement pay from his pension will be in excess of $100,000 per year for the rest of his life. This is from a pension fund which is bankrupt according to Go. Corbett. The local taxpayers will have to pay more taxes for pension benefits.

Here was a chance to save the taxpayers a lot of money. Educators who break the rules are supposed to lose all benefits. That threat is there to increase ethics behavior but seems to be useless.

If I were a teacher in Midd-West, I would make sure I used all my sick leave before I retired since the taxpayers seem to have a money tree down there.

Donald Wright,

Muncy