Evidently, Sheila Riley of Tulsa's Nathan Hale High School, is offering her favorite teachers some really fun trips, and she's planning several more.
During last April's partial teacher walkout, Tulsa Public School Administrators authorized the principal to spend tens of thousands of dollars sending several faculty members to the Las Vegas Strip. They called it "Professional Development" and justified it as free federal money that would disappear if they don't put it to use.
Never once did they comprehend that it would be reallocated toward future funding and help make education more successful for America's school children. To them it was just free money that would dissolve if they didn't find a desirable destination.
But thankfully a retired school nurse with a conscience finally spoke up.
“I’ve never, in all my years I’ve worked for TPS, I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Elizabeth Vaughan.
Vaughan is a newly-retired school nurse. She worked at Nathan Hale High School during the last school year.
“This was a surprise exception, and I don’t think it was quite the right time at all,” said Vaughan.
The timing she’s talking about is April 10-14, the tail end of the teacher walkout.
The fundamental problem here, is that bureaucrats see federal funding as some rich uncle's free money that just has to be spent quickly.
KTUL -8 has a much more detailed report.