State Officials' Trip to France Raises Questions

4:55 PM, Sep 13, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA (AP) - A trip to France by some of Georgia's top education officials has led to questions and confusion about who paid the tab.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that three Georgia Department of Education officials traveled to Europe late last year involving expenses of almost $9,400.

The state agency initially said the French government covered the costs.

When asked for details of the French payment, officials said the money came from a Georgia trust fund set up for international exchanges for students, staff and teachers.

Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said Georgia taxpayers didn't pay into the fund, which was established in 1994 with help from a private donor. He said there was confusion about who paid for it because of how long the fund has been around.

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