published Thursday, March 17th, 2011

School board says no to IT conference


by Dan Whisenhunt

Members of the Hamilton County Board of Education just put the kibosh on a plan of six of its employees in the Information and Technology Services department to take a $16,000 conference trip to Philadelphia from June 24-30.

According to records provided by the school board, the trip was for the purpose of updating the employees about the latest technology, Superintendent Jim Scales said.

about Dan Whisenhunt...

Dan Whisenhunt covers Hamilton County government for the Times Free Press. A native of Mobile, Ala., Dan earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama. He won first place for best in-depth news coverage in the 2010 Alabama Press Association contest; the FOI-First Amendment Award in the 2007 Alabama Press Association contest; first place for best public service story in the Alabama AP Managing Editors contest in 2009 for economic coverage; and ...

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