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Lesson Plans

Re: Fees

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Mon, 10 Aug 1998 17:07:25 -0400

So can you guys still fund raise? You know not by making cheesy
stuff,but through car washes,pot sales,marathons,movie
nights,t-shirt sales etc. Although I've not worked in Public
schools,I have in private and we could have a fee (if it was
proposed in Dec-through the Elders,)and since it was not publically
funded we could have fund raisers(again with approval by mid year
for the next year, alot of the usual red tape)!

RWilk85411 wrote:
> In our district it has been decided that it is illegal to charge students any
> kind of fees. We can't even charge the fees that we charged all students at
> the beginning of the year. That covered a lot of things such as ID's,
> handbooks, etc. Not only that we cannot charge for the academic planner we
> like for each student to use. Needless to say this decision was passed down
> too late to plan for a way to fund these items. I think it is wonderful that
> we are trying to give our students a free education but I think we need to
> remember that the right to a free education is not in the US constitution as
> so many believe. The only place one finds any reference to education is in
> state constitutions. I think that many parents would not argue with paying a
> reasonable fee to provide quality that is difficult to provide with the money
> from the usual resources. I know I prefer it to students and teachers using so
> much time on fund raisers. That time could be better spent on learning related
> tasks.
> Of course this reminds me that our dept. needs to plan our fund raiser and get
> started on that right away.
> Reatha

john barrick
Sandra Barrick