School Board Member Helps Fired Catholic School Teacher

A School board member at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, near Shamokin, has hired a lawyer for an unwed, pregnant teacher who was fired last week. Tony Varano says he hired the attorney to help 31-year-old Naiad Reich get her job back. She was fired December 7th for violating the Catholic school’s morality clause. Varano says Board members were upset when they found out about the termination because school Principal didn’t consult them and the Harrisburg Diocese made the final decision to terminate the teacher. Varano says nearly all 16 school board members, excluding the three priests and two sisters, have indicated to him they want Reich reinstated.