State School Super Sandy Garrett says Careertech board members need more training

Monday, June 16th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- State schools Superintendent Sandy Garrett says members of the CareerTech board need more training to understand what their role is as board members.

Garrett's comments come after published reports that Stillwater vo-tech Superintendent took two board members on a trip using school funds.

The trip included hotel rooms that cost $475 a night.

Garrett says the incidents at the Stillwater center show that board members need more training on what are appropriate expenditures and their responsibility in allocating resources.

Members of the Stillwater board also approved buying $35,000 worth of photographs from Shultz's daughter who owns a Tulsa photography studio.

While CareerTechs have seen budget surpluses, public schools are laying off about 2,000 teachers and making other cuts.