VENICE, IL (KTVI)-- You Paid For It investigates a tiny Metro East school district mulling over a big trip.
The Venice School District has set aside $17,000 to send the entire school board to a conference in New Orleans if they make a final decision to go, this when there are just 150 students in the entire school district.
Investigator Elliott Davis couldn't get his phone calls returned, so he showed up at the school board meeting to confront those making the decision on whether to spend your money on this idea.
Our investigation revealed how many other school districts in the Metro East are taking a pass on the New Orleans Conference of the National School Board. Edwardsville told me their board members just don't go to out of town conferences.
You can hear how Venice officials answer Elliott's questions in this You Paid For It.