Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Connie Morris: More of the Same
"Connie Morris, a Republican from St. Francis who losther bid for re-election in her party's primary, wants the board — and by extension, taxpayers — to pick up much of the tab for a couple of junkets she plans in her last couple of months on the board," says an editorial in The Manhattan Mercury (sub. req.)
This isn't the first time Mrs. Morris has abused her authority on the Board of Education. Last year she tried to stick taxpayers with the tab — including six nights at $339 per night in a resort hotel — for a conference in Miami on magnet schools. She repaid most of that after citizens complained.
The scheduled trips are more of the same. They have little, if anything, to do with the purpose for which she was elected — to help set education policy for Kansas public schools. In fact, her trips mock that purpose.