Tawra, I was reading some of your older blogs, and you mentioned paying textbook rental fees for your kids. Do you still have to do this?
Yep! This year it will be almost $400 for our 3 kids to attend "free" public school, on top of what we pay for taxes, which for us is the highest in the state.
It’s $75 for textbook fees for each, $25 technology fee (for computers) and we then we have to pay for field trips, shirts for the class and other extras. I have to say I wouldn’t mind except that I see so much waste. In these supposed hard times why does each kid in the class need a matching T-shirt to wear each Friday? We also have to pay for some class parties like Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
It is also very irritating that the list will call for things that the kids don’t even use. Notebooks come home with 3 or 4 pages used. Camera film is asked for but not used. Then kids are taught not to be wasteful. I know mom who had to buy 30 glue sticks for her son. Just crazy!!!
I am waiting until the very last second to enroll them since we are trying to sell our house. That last second is 4:00 next Tuesday! I am still holding out hope that we can get it sold this week! :-) Thankfully I don’t have to pay the fees until the day school starts.
So I’m curious, how much do you have to pay for the your kids "free" education?
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