Cobb teachers 'frustrated' with district spending | Schools
MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County teachers are frustrated that the district is spending almost $500,000 on a conference that only a handful of teachers will get to attend.
Many teachers believe that the money should go toward the district's $62 million budget deficit, especially at a time when the district is considering cutting 350 positions and implementing five mandatory furlough days.
The conference will highlight success stories from the district and will share them with school systems from all over the country.
"Teachers would rather have jobs than staff development," said a representative from Cobb County Public Schools. "Frustration is the right word. There isn't much trust left between the rank-and-file teacher and the Central Office."
The representative said the spending would further erode that relationship.