You want to know why a school might want to change a state’s pesky Open Records law? Read through this story about what the University of Illinois spent on its search for a new athletic director – the search only, mind you – and you’ll get an idea.
All told, the cost to keep those interviews far from prying eyes in Illinois exceeded $11,000 — from the limousine service that shuttled candidates back and forth, to the Indianapolis Airport ($1,096.52) to the breakfast and lunch buffets at the hotel ($3,854), to dinner for 12 at restaurants like Prime 47 steak house ($987.31, including the $160 tip).
That doesn’t include more than $11,000 spent on the flights, hotel rooms and other travel expenses for candidates themselves.
Maybe that’s the kind of recruiting the Georgia legislature had in mind when it passed SB 323.