I don't think people are being cynical here, I think they are being correct. There is definite manufacturing of evidence against her and she is definitely being pushed out. It happens a lot in schools, mostly because someone has taken a dislike to the teacher, but in this case it's safe to say it's because of money. She should definitely go to the union, although don't overestimate the amount of help they will be. They will simply ensure that all procedures have been followed, and won't be able to do anything if the SMT have been covering their backs properly. In usual circumstances I would say to find another job quickly, but that's probably not an option, so in this case I'd suggest hanging on to the job for dear life for as long as she can. What a very sad end to a long and productive career though. Disgusting.