Eugene superintendent says conference in Hawaii mistake

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by Associated Press

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Posted on June 5, 2013 at 11:14 AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Eugene School Superintendent Sheldon Berman says the decision to send three administrators to a three-day conference in Hawaii was a mistake.

He told The Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/14vJAys ) when he approved the trip he assumed it was in San Diego, not Honolulu.

The district is spending $4,800 for the conference. The purpose is training administrators how to increase special education student access to a college readiness program known as AVID.

The trip comes as the Eugene district faces a budget shortfall of nearly $12 million and is looking at cutting three dozen teaching positions in the next school year.

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