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Area schools spend $574,197 during weekend in city

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Naperville Unit District 203 Superintendent Dan Bridges was among 19 administrators and board members who attended a Chicago conference last year, costing taxpayers $17,183.58, the most of 92 suburban districts analyzed.

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It cost suburban taxpayers $574,197.48 to send 735 school board members and district administrators back to the classroom. The price tag for a weekend-long conference last November includes rooms at downtown Chicago hotels and many free meals, but the heftiest portion of the tab comes from the nearly $300,000 spent on registration fees for seminars, workshops and classes.
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