INGLEWOOD (CBSLA.com) â The Inglewood Unified School District, which is under state control, spent thousands of dollars to send educators on a weekend retreat to a swanky San Diego resort, CBS2âs David Goldstein reported.
The district, which was taken over by the state in 2012 and given a $55 million loan, sent principals and administrators to the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa, all for a junket to discuss curriculum.READ MORE: 'Banksy: Genius Or Vandal' Exhibit To Open In Early October
They spent more than $38,000, including $9,000 for a motivational speaker, Goldstein said.
âI think itâs a bit much,â a parent said. âIâd like to go to La Jolla and to a hotel and have a good time.âREAD MORE: Latino Restaurant Association Kicks Off DINE LATINO Restaurant Week
Don Brann, who was appointed by the state to oversee the district, admits it was a bad use of money.Â However, he said once he found out about the retreat, the deposits had already been made and the hotel wouldnât return it.
âItâs one of the transactions that slipped through and by the time I found out about it, it was too late,” Brann said.
The district superintendent said those who made the decision will be held accountable.MORE NEWS: `Unfathomable': Britney Spears' Lawyer Lashes Out At Singer's Father
A spokesperson for the state Department of Education said the issue will be investigated.