Charter schools charge a fee, but public schools cost money too. This is just my rant about paying out …. all of the time.
As a property owner, I pay village tax, county tax and yep, you guessed it, school tax.
Apparently my school taxes only cover… the price of teachers and maintenance… or books… I really don’t know.
Our school has a pool, Parents have to supply swimming clothes, hair covers, goggles, towels and shoes, the school only provides the water and a phys ed/swimming teacher.
We also must buy all of the paper products, binders, glus, scissors, pens, pencils, crayons, etc that our children may need to perform their school work in and out of school. Seriously, the school can not buy notebooks?
We also provide art smocks, snacks in head start, Kleenexes, and hand sanitizer. Why do all the elementary teachers fear germs?
Lunches cost money as well and then there is the al a carte. Why do they tempt the kids with ice cream?
I also have to provide clothing that the school will not find offensive, no south Park apparel, marijuana apparel, religious apparel, etc. What if i were a hippie or abortion activist?
If the children make things (arts and crafts) for the holidays, parents are asked to contribute money for the supplies. I don’t want to buy my own mother’s day gift that is made of noodles and string, do you?
Oh, and then there are pictures, they want us to buy pictures for everything, fall pictures, spring pictures, end of the year pictures, sports pictures, team pictures etc. I know how to use a camera and love candid photos…
Our taxes continue to rise while the cost of them just being in school becomes more and more our burden….
Oh, and let us not forget, that at least where I am at, if my children want to be in sports, i must pay for registration, equipment and clothing, provide transportation and whatever else is needed.
Thanks for reading my rant, I just had to vent… I feel better now (as I pack my daughter for T-ball practice, it cost me $25 just for her to be on the team)
Published in: Apartment Living