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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: St. Valentine ()
Date: September 26, 2015 07:25PM

KeatingGate, for sure. This was a sweetheart deal. Rancid.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: lkjMNBuyt ()
Date: September 27, 2015 08:01AM

This thread is about non-local travel, not backroom deals that don't have anything to do with non-local travel. But, tell us about them anyway.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: or-bits ()
Date: October 06, 2015 08:41AM

Recent travel.
Attachments:
TravelNonLocal-Jan. 2015-Aug. 2015.pdf

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: VOTE OUT THE SCHOOL BOARD ()
Date: October 06, 2015 10:15AM

Germany? What for?

School board travel-what for?

etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

If the current board is re-elected, taxes will double.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: eckspedia.com ()
Date: October 06, 2015 10:24AM

We are required to provide School Board members with local, state, and national level training. The Nashville trip was the National School Boards Association annual conference. They are going to Boston next year. They went to New Orleans last year (remember the Court of Two Sisters bill for a $900 dinner?).

Don't know about Germany.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Time for Change ()
Date: October 06, 2015 10:45AM

eckspedia.com Wrote:
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> We are required to provide School Board members
> with local, state, and national level training.
> The Nashville trip was the National School Boards
> Association annual conference. They are going to
> Boston next year. They went to New Orleans last
> year (remember the Court of Two Sisters bill for a
> $900 dinner?).
>
> Don't know about Germany.

I hope the comment about the requirement for providing the school board with training is a joke. If it is not a joke, then the requirement needs to be removed. Most of the school board members are clearly idiots-whatever training they are getting is not worth anything.

In a time of budget shortages, travel has to stop. We are probably paying people like Brach, Flippen and Jensen thousands of dollars a day at the same time.

In the meantime, trailers without bathrooms are used as classrooms and the test scores are falling.

We need a new school board, and one of the first things they need to do is get rid of Karen Garza. Let her go back to Texas where they actually give a crap about football.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: couple of observations and quest ()
Date: October 06, 2015 10:59AM

from the report:
Derenak Kaufax, Tamara
Richmond
VA
1/26/2015
1/27/2015
522.23
Velkoff, Theodore J
Richmond
VA
1/26/2015
1/27/2015
473.64
McElveen, Ryan L
Richmond
VA
1/26/2015
1/27/2015
715.37

This is a drop in the bucket compared to some of the reports on travel. However, this is obviously the same trip for three of our Board members. Velkoff spent 473. Kaufax 522. and McElveen 715.

Can anyone explain why the expense was so much greater for McElveen than Velkoff for an overnight trip?

Interesting that the release is in a PDF rather than a file. Does anyone have the total of all the travel? Looks like we could have hired quite a few teachers for the money spent.

Lots of trips that are obviously conferences--since so many people went on the same dates to the same places. Is there a code anywhere that tells what was the purpose of the travel?

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: the mighty ocean ()
Date: October 06, 2015 11:04AM

These drops add up. Look at all of this travel-come on, we're in Washington DC, a major city, why do they have to travel?

It is not like they are going to crappy places, a lot of this just cries out BOONDOGGLE or JUNKET.

And if it keeps up, your taxes will go up. There's no other way. The school board is utterly opposed to funding cuts of any kind. Travel, transgender bathrooms, consultants, the cost just keeps going up.

I did notice that Nardos King had some travel as well. She has left FCPS now, but she ought to have been docked for the money she routed to Flip Flippen. He got no results for MVHS and the way he portrays his credentials is at best confusing.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: eckspedia.com ()
Date: October 06, 2015 11:04AM

http://www.fcps.edu/schlbd/docs/manual.pdf

Pages 54 (bottom) and 55. We are required to provide training for School Board members.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: eckspedia.com ()
Date: October 06, 2015 11:06AM

"This is a drop in the bucket compared to some of the reports on travel. However, this is obviously the same trip for three of our Board members. Velkoff spent 473. Kaufax 522. and McElveen 715.

Can anyone explain why the expense was so much greater for McElveen than Velkoff for an overnight trip?"


-----------You can pull the claims and compare. This is very easily done. Send an email to bareaves@fcps.edu. You will have the report in about 10 working days.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: eureka ()
Date: October 06, 2015 11:09AM

eckspedia.com Wrote:
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> http://www.fcps.edu/schlbd/docs/manual.pdf
>
> Pages 54 (bottom) and 55. We are required to
> provide training for School Board members.

1) Remove this requirement.

2) Make them pay for it-they voted themselves a raise.

3) Who determines if the training is authorized?

4) Who determines how much of this so called training is needed?

More money wasted.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: eckspedia.com ()
Date: October 06, 2015 11:12AM

"Lots of trips that are obviously conferences--since so many people went on the same dates to the same places. Is there a code anywhere that tells what was the purpose of the travel?"


------The request was for name of traveler, location, dates, and total amount of claim. If you pull the claim it will say what it is for. If you want to request a printout of what the claims were for, you can try doing this through bareaves@fcps.edu.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: eckspedia.com ()
Date: October 06, 2015 11:19AM

eureka Wrote:
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> eckspedia.com Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > http://www.fcps.edu/schlbd/docs/manual.pdf
> >
> > Pages 54 (bottom) and 55. We are required to
> > provide training for School Board members.
>
> 1) Remove this requirement.
>
> 2) Make them pay for it-they voted themselves a
> raise.
>
> 3) Who determines if the training is authorized?
>
> 4) Who determines how much of this so called
> training is needed?
>
> More money wasted.

The Code of Virginia requires them to obtain ongoing training. That would have to be addressed with the legislature. Good luck with that.

You can sign up to speak at a School Board meeting and tell them that you think they should pay for their own mandatory training and that the manual needs to be changed. They approve the manual. Good luck with that. It is a closed deal. Sweet.

I would presume the Chairman of the School Board has the final say on what is appropriate travel. They control "b" as indicated on page 55.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: eckspedia.com ()
Date: October 06, 2015 11:21AM

"It is not like they are going to crappy places, a lot of this just cries out BOONDOGGLE or JUNKET."

Yeh, we found some of those for sure. It was a veritable den of iniquity out in Napa. The majority of the claims were fraudulent. There was some paltry payback of the ridiculous claims. They got a little tap on the wrist. They needed a major kick in the ass.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: I have a question ()
Date: October 06, 2015 11:55AM

eckspedia.com Wrote:
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> eureka Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > eckspedia.com Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > http://www.fcps.edu/schlbd/docs/manual.pdf
> > >
> > > Pages 54 (bottom) and 55. We are required to
> > > provide training for School Board members.
> >
> > 1) Remove this requirement.
> >
> > 2) Make them pay for it-they voted themselves a
> > raise.
> >
> > 3) Who determines if the training is
> authorized?
> >
> > 4) Who determines how much of this so called
> > training is needed?
> >
> > More money wasted.
>
> The Code of Virginia requires them to obtain
> ongoing training. That would have to be addressed
> with the legislature. Good luck with that.
>
> You can sign up to speak at a School Board meeting
> and tell them that you think they should pay for
> their own mandatory training and that the manual
> needs to be changed. They approve the manual. Good
> luck with that. It is a closed deal. Sweet.
>
> I would presume the Chairman of the School Board
> has the final say on what is appropriate travel.
> They control "b" as indicated on page 55.

There's a lot more than SB training on here--although they are certainly here as well.

Once upon a time, I can understand the need to go elsewhere for training. However, don't we have lots of "consultants" coming here to "train". And, what about video conferencing? Couldn't they use that.

I don't begrudge one conference per year for SB members--but what is with all this travel for school employees? Are these teachers or staff?

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: The Begrudger ()
Date: October 06, 2015 12:16PM

I begrudge them the conference as the voted themselves a raise.

Let them pay for their own damned conference.

What are they learning, anyway? How to locate overpriced, unqualified consultants and award them sole source contracts? That's what it seems like to me.

VOTE OUT THE ENTIRE SCHOOL BOARD.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: or-bits ()
Date: October 06, 2015 02:23PM

"I don't begrudge one conference per year for SB members--but what is with all this travel for school employees? Are these teachers or staff?"



>>>>>>>>>>>Don't know. I see some Gatehouse administrators, for sure. Anybody know who these people are?

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: teachers get no junkets ()
Date: October 06, 2015 05:29PM

""I don't begrudge one conference per year for SB members--but what is with all this travel for school employees? Are these teachers or staff?"



>>>>>>>>>>>Don't know. I see some Gatehouse administrators, for sure. Anybody know who these people are?"


These are all staff. Teachers don't get to go on these junkets. It's all central office and administrators.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: or-bits ()
Date: October 06, 2015 05:44PM

Very roughly calculated out at $80,000 per month. There also travel funds coming from other money pots that don't show up here.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: teachers ()
Date: October 06, 2015 06:30PM

I did find some teachers on there, too.

So, in addition to their travel expenses, you must add the cost of substitutes for them while they attend conferences or meetings.

The drops in this bucket definitely add up.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Full of Dollar Signs ()
Date: October 06, 2015 07:31PM

Wow, if that figure holds constant (and we'd have to FOIA some more to get it), that's $960,000-a chunk of change by anyone's estimation.

This needs to stop.

Good bye, incumbent school board members.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: or-bits ()
Date: October 06, 2015 10:10PM

Full of Dollar Signs Wrote:
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> Wow, if that figure holds constant (and we'd have
> to FOIA some more to get it), that's $960,000-a
> chunk of change by anyone's estimation.
>
> This needs to stop.
>
> Good bye, incumbent school board members.


The $80,000 figure has been fairly stable the last two years or so. There are more reports earlier in the thread that support that.

All I look at and comment on are whether the claims are submitted properly. There are some very confused staff who think they can just do whatever and stick us with the bill. Cut it out.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: yes, good bye school board ()
Date: October 06, 2015 10:17PM

Who approves these things, probably losers like Zuluaga and Atwater. But for diversity and the need for a bloated bureaucracy they'd be unemployable.

This is not austerity this is waste. Nashville, Orlando, Germany, New York, Johnson Space Center. What a life. Of course since the people taking the trips are administrators they don't do anything anyway.

Off the school board goes to a conference, moderated by Dan Rather in Boston. Oh, that's so useful to FCPS. I feel every dollar of my taxes is well spent. I may have the water turned off so I can just send extra money. Maybe Karen Garza needs a facial, or Ryan McElveen could use a new suit. Nothing is too good for FCPS. I could buy my kids clothes at Goodwill, then maybe I could send in even more money. I would not have enough for a trip to Germany but maybe enough for a fancy meal for some instructional coach.

OR I could just vote as many members of the school board as I can out of office in November. I'll sleep on it.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: """"""" ()
Date: October 07, 2015 07:06AM

They have been using public funds to provide massages for the staff, pay for parking tickets for support staff who blatantly parked illegally on school property, golf outings, fine restaurants all over the country, Nats games for admins, presents for staff, etc. Don't know about facials. They torpedoed spa services and sporting events, but since everybody ignores what they are told to not do and there aren't any consequences.........

They are broke. "We need more money."

No wonder they are broke.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Sprechen Sie Deutsch? ()
Date: December 07, 2015 03:41PM

Sag mir, was passiert ist.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Liar, liar, pants on fire ()
Date: December 07, 2015 08:24PM

At least one outgoing school board member had promised to take this trip to Germany up with karen Garza. Now that they have been voted out of office, this promise would appear to be null and void. Too bad the same can't be said of this person's continuing paycheck until the new school board takes office.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: (--) ()
Date: December 07, 2015 08:47PM

What was the trip to Germany for? Anybody ever find out?

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Nothing new ()
Date: December 08, 2015 07:31AM

Liar, liar, pants on fire Wrote:
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> At least one outgoing school board member had
> promised to take this trip to Germany up with
> karen Garza. Now that they have been voted out of
> office, this promise would appear to be null and
> void. Too bad the same can't be said of this
> person's continuing paycheck until the new school
> board takes office.


A lot of promises were null and void.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Stephen ()
Date: December 10, 2015 07:23PM

There will soon be lots of money to go around once GOV. McAuliffe's 2.4 billion Dollar Bond issue gets passed. Of course Your taxes will go up to pay for it. And so what if most of it is wasteful spending.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Wanderlust ()
Date: December 10, 2015 07:44PM

Ich liebe es, Geld auszugeben.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Wanderlust ()
Date: December 10, 2015 07:49PM

Wanderlust Wrote:
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> Ich liebe es, Geld auszugeben.


Insbesondere dann, wenn es Geld von jemand anderem ist.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Aufmerksamkeit!!!!!!!!! ()
Date: December 11, 2015 10:56PM

Volkswagen paid for the Germany trip with a grant. Don't know what it was about, but the money was covered by a private company.
Attachments:
Blondin, Michael_Redacted.pdf

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Wunderschoen ()
Date: December 12, 2015 12:47AM

Aufmerksamkeit!!!!!!!!! Wrote:
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> Volkswagen paid for the Germany trip with a grant.
> Don't know what it was about, but the money was
> covered by a private company.

Emissions testing fieldwork. Whose bright idea was this? Dr. Lockard, who doesn't think he needs to listen to taxpayers? Dr. Zuluaga, who got a free trip to Korea, or Dr. Atwater, writer of snotty letters?

Maybe even Dr. Karen "$2,000/month in housing allowance" Garza?

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: eckspedia.com ()
Date: December 12, 2015 01:30PM

Here is another one funded by a grant.
Attachments:
Burke, Maura_Redacted.pdf

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: grants are fine, but… ()
Date: December 12, 2015 01:57PM

What about the time of the FCPS employees? Don't they have jobs to do? Must be nice to get to run off to Germany and all of these placces. This is just more proof of how wasteful FCPS is. The Board of Supervisors needs to cut their funding, not even think about the meals tax, and tell the schools to focus on education and forget about travel, conferences, and fancy meals.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: or-bits ()
Date: December 21, 2015 07:30AM

This is what went on at the Johnson Space Center. IB teacher.
Attachments:
Mohan, Patrick_Redacted.pdf

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: or-bits ()
Date: December 21, 2015 07:34AM

Ryan McElveen's reimbursement was more than others due to payment for POV. Somebody pointed this one out.

School Board members are required to have training (state law) and we are required to pay for it.
Attachments:
Ryan McElveen - Richmond Jan 2015_Redacted.pdf
Tammy Derenak Kaufax - Richmond Jan 2015_Redacted.pdf

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: 1957 ()
Date: December 21, 2015 08:29AM

or-bits Wrote:
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> This is what went on at the Johnson Space Center.
> IB teacher.


I thought teachers weren't being sent on out of town training trips?

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: eckspedia.com ()
Date: December 22, 2015 10:03AM

Informationen zu gewähren.
Attachments:
VW MOU.pdf

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: eckspedia.com ()
Date: December 22, 2015 10:06AM

eckspedia.com Wrote:
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> Informationen zu gewähren.


Stipendium is more appropriate.
Google translate will only go so far.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Oh Tannenbaum ()
Date: December 22, 2015 11:23AM

eckspedia.com Wrote:
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> eckspedia.com Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Informationen zu gewähren.
>
>
> Stipendium is more appropriate.
> Google translate will only go so far.



Pick one---->

noun




der

Zuschuss

grant, subsidy, contribution, grant-in-aid




das

Stipendium

scholarship, grant, stipend, bursary, exhibition




die

Förderung

promotion, support, fostering, production, advancement, grant




die

Beihilfe

allowance, subsidy, grant, contribution, aiding and abetting, financial assistance




die

Subvention

subsidy, grant, subvention, price support




die

Unterstützung

support, assistance, aid, backing, benefit, grant






die


Studienbeihilfe


grant

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Emissions Fiddling 101 ()
Date: December 22, 2015 11:48AM

I wonder what bureaucrat or bureaucrats signed off on this? What about "buy American" and all that?

FCPS' lack of transparency is really disturbing.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: The answer is....... ()
Date: December 22, 2015 12:13PM

Emissions Fiddling 101 Wrote:
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> I wonder what bureaucrat or bureaucrats signed off
> on this? What about "buy American" and all that?
>
> FCPS' lack of transparency is really disturbing.


Dr. Dale signed the grant agreement.
Global economy.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: eckspedia.com ()
Date: December 22, 2015 12:19PM

Emissions Fiddling 101 Wrote:
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> I wonder what bureaucrat or bureaucrats signed off
> on this? What about "buy American" and all that?
>
> FCPS' lack of transparency is really disturbing.

What more do you want to know? They cranked this right out. No arguments for a change.

Hey, it's money. It's advertising for Volkswagen. Win-win.

Did Ford offer to do this?

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: tri-vah-go ()
Date: January 05, 2016 05:12PM

Here is what was going on in Germany.
Attachments:
20150623 FCPS Automotive Teachers_Besuchsprogramm_final.pdf
FCAD Fairfax County DBD.pdf

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: flyingaround ()
Date: January 05, 2016 07:49PM

I'm all for professional development, but there is one line item that is very alarming and that's the cost of air in a majority of these reports.

In one example, an individual traveled from the Washington D.C area to Chicago, IL. The cost was $687.80. Furthermore, the travel dates were Wednesday to Friday. The return leg would be little more expensive as a lot of business travelers are in the air on Friday. However, Wednesday to a major hub should be dirt cheap.

Are these individuals stuck using a travel portal that is gouging them on price or are they waiting until the last minute to book air, thus driving up the cost?

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: THhifffdH ()
Date: January 05, 2016 09:34PM

flyingaround Wrote:
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> I'm all for professional development, but there is
> one line item that is very alarming and that's the
> cost of air in a majority of these reports.
>
> In one example, an individual traveled from the
> Washington D.C area to Chicago, IL. The cost was
> $687.80. Furthermore, the travel dates were
> Wednesday to Friday. The return leg would be
> little more expensive as a lot of business
> travelers are in the air on Friday. However,
> Wednesday to a major hub should be dirt cheap.
>
> Are these individuals stuck using a travel portal
> that is gouging them on price or are they waiting
> until the last minute to book air, thus driving up
> the cost?


The jacked up airfare prices were pointed out to Gatehouse, for what it's worth.
It is always easy to spend money when it is not coming out of your personal bank account. The king room suite with Jacuzzi(an upgrade), the padding of the per diem by multiple staff members, etc. were also problematic and pointed out. Recovery of the money was weak. There is probably a lot of that going on, considering how many were caught on that one trip to Napa alone.

Some other people can try pulling claims and posting them for analysis.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: tri-vah-go ()
Date: January 10, 2016 10:15AM

Follow-up on the Texas trip. There was a notation about room service on the room charge, never a good sign.

The traveler put the room on his personal credit card, and when it was switched to the county card, the room service went on the county card. He didn't notice it until he went to file his claim, and subtracted a request for meal per diem to balance it out.

Not a good way to do it, but an A for effort. The notations are clear and present. The hotel could probably have fixed the bill retroactively with a phone call, which would have been better for record keeping.

He shared a room with another staff member, so that trip was pulled for comparison and a crosscheck and is presented here.
Attachments:
TXtripsX2.pdf

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: free travel agent ()
Date: January 10, 2016 07:50PM

Anybody needing help lining up a reasonably priced plane ticket can post right here and we will all help you. No charge. All anonymously. No problem.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: vacation ()
Date: January 28, 2016 11:02PM

we need more

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: eckspedia.com ()
Date: March 13, 2017 07:04PM

Here we go again. They are listed alphabetically by destination this time.
Attachments:
Travel FOIA Response3.13.17.pdf

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: OaktonInsider ()
Date: March 13, 2017 07:39PM

Wow - that is quite a list. And it only goes through early February of this year. Travel continues, despite non-local travel being on the chopping block by later this quarter; FCPS is sending 6 Oakton HS teachers and several others to a conference in San Diego, to see a specialized charter school in action - even though FCPS does not have charter schools.

THIS is why taxpayers said "no more" to things like the food tax.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: eckspedia.com ()
Date: March 13, 2017 07:49PM

The period covered was dates of travel 4-1-2016 to present, which was early March. They have 30 days to turn in their claims.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Thinking>>>>> ()
Date: March 14, 2017 09:23AM

So how many staff are working on their travel claims or planning their next trip to Orlando?

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Makesmesick ()
Date: March 14, 2017 11:54AM

As a teacher for FCPS, this makes me sick.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Pick a few- ()
Date: March 14, 2017 12:41PM

Any trips look particularly interesting?

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: ($$) ()
Date: March 15, 2017 08:32AM

Makesmesick Wrote:
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> As a teacher for FCPS, this makes me sick.

Agree.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Numbersguy ()
Date: March 15, 2017 10:05AM

eckspedia.com Wrote:
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> Here we go again. They are listed alphabetically
> by destination this time.


This is only page 1. Where may we access the subsequent pages? Is there a link? I feel like doing some math this morning.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: open it ()
Date: March 15, 2017 11:37AM

Numbersguy Wrote:
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> eckspedia.com Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Here we go again. They are listed
> alphabetically
> > by destination this time.
>
>
> This is only page 1. Where may we access the
> subsequent pages? Is there a link? I feel like
> doing some math this morning.

open the attachment. 22 pages.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: open it ()
Date: March 15, 2017 03:06PM

Depending on the equipment that you are using, you will either see a line to click on or one page, which you have to click on to open the document, which is 22 pages of adventures all around the world.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: ask and you shall receive ()
Date: March 15, 2017 04:43PM

https://www.fcps.edu/freedom-information-act

If you want to see specifics, submit a FOIA request to the above link. They can send you all the receipts, etc. for each claim. It is very simple to do. Post them here and we can all see them.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: QuestioningTravelSpending ()
Date: March 15, 2017 10:35PM

Yubo Zhang, a 'Test Analysis Specialist' at Willow Oaks HQ2 who earns around $80,000, spent $3894 on a six day trip to Austin, TX last November.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: just ask.... ()
Date: March 16, 2017 08:21AM

QuestioningTravelSpending Wrote:
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> Yubo Zhang, a 'Test Analysis Specialist' at Willow
> Oaks HQ2 who earns around $80,000, spent $3894 on
> a six day trip to Austin, TX last November.

Send in a FOIA request for the receipts and claim material. It will cost about $15.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: traveeellll ()
Date: July 17, 2020 01:03AM

Cool that organize various trips. But it’s not at all cool that they spend so much money on them. I am sure that not all expenses are described here. It is possible that the amount is twice as much ... Although I am really interested in some of the nuances. For example, which hotels / motels did they most often use or how they got from the airport / bus stop to the hotel. Perhaps with this information, I could save on my future trips. Now I use a transfer company that provides Denver to Breckenridge Shuttle Service . It is very convenient, but not always cheap.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: Hmmmmmm........ ()
Date: July 19, 2020 08:39PM

It would be interesting to pull a report for the last 4 months. When nobody else could travel.

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Re: FCPS non-local travel report
Posted by: quatrinto ()
Date: July 31, 2020 03:00PM

traveeellll Wrote:
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> Cool that organize various trips. But it’s not at all cool that they spend so much money on them. I am sure that not all expenses are described here. It is possible that the amount is twice as much ... Although I am really interested in some of the nuances. For example, which hotels / motels did they most often use or how they got from the airport / bus stop to the hotel. Perhaps with this information, I could save on my future trips. Now I use a transfer company that provides Denver to Breckenridge Shuttle Service . It is very convenient, but not always cheap.

Do these guys provide discounts?

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