We had no school today. But dozens of staff, and over 100 students, were at school today for the SAT.
How does this happen?
1) The school collected the money for the College Board.
2) The school ordered the test materials (on the clock, and hence on the taxpayer dime).
3) School staff organized and administered today's test. Even though today was not an at-school day, it was one of our work days and hence, we essentially worked for the College Board today--on the taxpayer dime.
4) All the testing materials will have to be boxed up and shipped back to the College Board by school staff during the work day--on the taxpayer dime.
Pretty good gig for the College Board, no?