Dallemand's Travel Allowance Increased $5,000 | News
Bibb School Superintendent Romain Dallemand is still close to going over budget for his travel allowance, even after his allowance was raised by $5,000.
That's according to school district records obtained by 13WMAZ through an open-records request.
By February, Dallemand had already spent nearly $9,300 of his allowed $10,000 budget on trips.
A financial report shows his travel budget increased to $14,000 in March. The superintendent added about $3,000 to his travel tab, bringing his expenditures to over $12,000.
Dallemand's allowance increased again in April, bringing his travel allotment up to $15,000. According to the report, he did not spend any more money on trips in that month.
Chief Financial Officer Ron Collier says the extra money came out of the superintendent's budget for hiring consultants. He says Dallemand has only spent $40,000 out of his $119,000 total office budget. That number does not reflect his salary and benefits.
Collier says out of the remaining balance, $65,000 falls under the line item for hiring consultants.
He says the school board approved the budget ransfer during their meeting in March.
Dallemand and two other Bibb officials are in Belgium this week to discuss their steps for developing the Macon Miracle Strategic Plan at the World Appreciative Inquiry Conference.
Dallemand said being invited to the international conference is an honor for the district.
District records show that, since last June, Dallemand has made trips to Detroit; Denver; New York, Hartford, Conn; Vancouver, British Columbia; Huntsville, Ala.; Houston, Texas; and twice to New Orleans. That's a total of at least 40 days on the road.