It has nothing to do with her recent appointment as superintendent of schools for New Bedford, but with her current job as superintendent of Attleboro Public Schools. 

That school district drew national attention recently when 25 middle school students were denied lunch because their prepaid accounts were short.  Some students cried when they were told not to eat the lunch they had already been served.  The action was taken by employees of the school's food service contractor.  The company has since fired those workers and has apologized for the incident.   Attleboro Superintendent Pia Durkin has been hired as New Bedford's next superintendent of schools.   According to the Attleboro Patch, she told a PTO meeting that she and the principal of that middle school have received threatening calls, emails and letters.

Attleboro Patch