Doylestown Township Supervisor Nancy Santacecilia faced an outraged group of people at the board’s Nov. 16 meeting after she distributed a flyer to 44 Central Bucks teachers attacking the head of the district’s teachers union and several area human rights organizations.
She used the district’s inter-office mail in early October to deliver the politically-motivated two-page letter in plain envelopes with the recipients’ names handwritten on the front, according to Bill Senavaitis, president of the Central Bucks Education Association.
Despite calls for her to resign, Santacecilia, a Republican, only offered an apology to her fellow supervisors and said the community is “being deceived.” She has resigned from her position as head of school and community outreach for the nonprofit CB Cares Foundation.
Santacecilia did not respond to a request for comment.
The letter attacked Senavaitis, telling teachers he was “trying to replace you based on your skin color and divide our community.”
The accusation centered on a July meeting of the Doylestown Borough Human Relations Commission (HRC) where Senavaitis was a guest. He joined the commission’s discussion about the lack of diversity among the district’s teaching staff.
In a letter to Santacecilia, Doylestown Borough officials chastised her portrayal of the commission. “The literature you are associated with, through inappropriate distribution and perhaps authorship, is blatantly false. It mischaracterizes the mission and the work of our Human Relations Commission. It also mischaracterizes the mission and work of a variety of community nonprofit organizations.”