A proposal to increase the travel budget for staff training at Whitley County Consolidated Schools has drawn the attention of one board member over the necessity to raise the budget line item.
Board member Steve Hively questioned why the travel budget for staff training is proposed at $50,000 for the 2011 budget, when this yearâ€™s budgeted amount was only $20,000.
Tony Zickgraf, business and operations manager for WCCS, said the increase is part of a plan from the central office to bring people to WCCS for training with education staff, rather than send staff elsewhere for training.
As a former pulmonary care physician, Tom Hayhurst plans to bring his experience from the health industry and his work in free clinics in the area â€” including one he co-founded â€” with him to the national office if he takes the race as the Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District in Indiana.
â€śWeâ€™ve done a lot of good things there with a very tight budget. Someday weâ€™ll figure out a way to pull free health clinics like that into the overall plan for health care in the United States,â€ť Hayhurst said.