Why Not Send The Teachers?

In last week's Beaumont Unified School board meeting, our school board authorized funds to send the Superintendent and the board president, along with Sundance Elementary School's principal and one teacher, to the Blue Ribbon celebration in Washington DC.

According to the BUSD agenda item 13.4, the fiscal impact is $4,950.00 from the General Fund.

Why the superintendent? Let him pay hisown way from the raise the board gave him last year, by my calculation, he is paid more than $15, 000 a month. Why the board president? 

Our kids are excelling because of our teachers, not because of the board and superintendent. I would have like to have seen two more teachers make the trip.