Trinity employee under investigation | Local News

A Trinity Area School District employee is under review after allegations surfaced Thursday she used district resources to fund her political campaign.

Betsy Rohanna-McClure, a Republican who ran unsuccessfully against Pam Snyder of Jefferson for the 50th District legislative seat in 2016 and is considering running for the seat this year, allegedly used district resources for her campaign, a Trinity resident claims.

Canton Township resident Jo Jo Burgess came to the Trinity School Board meeting Thursday and turned over a flash drive allegedly containing information about the illegal use of materials. He did not elaborate on the allegations.

Director of Fiscal Services Matt Howard said because the matter is a personnel issue, the board would not publicly discuss it. A district administrator said the school district and its solicitor will review the information.

Rohanna-McClure, of Franklin Township, Greene County, is a nurse in the school district.

On Friday, she called the allegations false and said she believes it is an attempt to bully her out of running for the seat.

In a written statement, Rohanna-McClure said she “would never take district resources meant for the education of our children for any other purpose.”

She said “political operatives in Harrisburg” filed right-to-know requests with the school district during the summer of 2017 seeking information about her, which the school district provided.

“These requests were honored by the school district, and I was told the matter was dropped,” she wrote.

She said she heard about the “cute ploy” at Thursday’s meeting, but has not seen “the so-called ‘proof.’”