in-House VS. Away: Retreats to cost taxpayers $45,000
“We're all very sensitive that it costs more”
Charlotte city and school board leaders are spending about $45,000 this month traveling out of town for retreats -- a practice some government agencies have abandoned to save money.
The City Council is expected to spend the most -- $34,000 -- on its three-day retreat beginning Wednesday at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro. That includes up to $19,000 to pay a consultant to lead the daily sessions.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board spent about $11,000 on its two-day retreat that ended Saturday, including $5,500 on a consultant. Read more
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#1 Feb 1, 2008
I read something one time that makes more sense the older I get. "Those that can't do, teach and those that can't teach, administrate." It's a shame that our elected officials have all broken their moral integrity and have become prostitutes for a system that seems to be getting worse. It is not money thrown at something, but morality that can turn our issues around.
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