The conference ended up costing taxpayers more than $9,000. When it should have cost you around $3,000.
I learned another startling fact, your federal dollars paid for this trip for top administrators and their spouses. The federal government gives school districts money so teachers and administrators can get professional development to keep up on the latest information for teaching and running a school district. But, instead of using all the money for that, the Fox School District hoarded that federal cash.
The Freedom of Information Act request revealed, "By December 2012 Fox School District had an accumulation of unspent Title 11 money in excess of $600,000." and "An effort began to spend down the accumulation of profession development dollars.
Tim Crutchley has reimbursed the district the cost of sending him and his wife to Orlando.