Skip to comments.Child missed school? Please pay $40
Posted on 02/17/2012 5:44:28 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel
ORANGE Parents in Orange Unified received a letter at the beginning of the school year asking them to donate $40 for each day their child misses class to help offset the $5.5 million in attendance funding the district loses annually.
Five months later, the district has netted $920.
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Orange Unified seems to have an entitlement mentality. I wonder who the jerk or jerks were who donated the money and if the money actually want into the district’s coffers and not someone’s wallet.
Either deal with bullies, bad teachers, and boring busywork all day or your parents pay a fine. Talk about something for nothing.
You mean if my kid has a doctors appt. and i have to take them during the school day I have to pay the doctor AND THE SCHOOL?! Bull crap!! My kid, my choice to let them go to school or not.
Not the Benjamins, but the Jacksons.
They aren’t asking for $100, yet.
Not to quibble, but the district has grossed $920. To net $920 would imply that it was ahead by that amount on the revenue it had lost.
This isn't surprising. After all, the figure we know as GDP, Gross Domestic Product, is really Net Domestic Product. The meanings have been lost.
Will they try to collect from homeschoolers?
Yeap, that's the Orange County I remember in the 80's when I was stationed at MCAS El Toro
I begged my detailer to get me the hell out of CA. We ended up in Corpus Christi, TX and never, ever looked back.
So we bill the parents whose kids aren’t in school to pay the kids to go to school now? ;-)
The homeschoolers WILL have to participate in the school lunch program.
Everyone knows homemade lunches do not meet industry standards.
It does say donate, though this is completely ridiculous.
If somebody wants to send me a Cleveland, feel free.
That's got to be one of the reasons that they're so against homeschooling. It's not about the kids.
> Orange Unified seems to have an entitlement mentality.
The public school is BY FAR, the largest, most expensive, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.
The public school is better understood as the school collective.
It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is communist.
If you want to win the culture war, have lots of children (see my tagline) and homeschool them or form your own school cooperative with your church or synagogue, and like-minded friends and relatives.
If you already have children, make whatever sacrifices you must to get them out of the public schools.
DO NOT FEED THE BEAST!
Especially not with your own children!
I thought our tax money already went to pay for the school to be open.
Sorry, not gonna pay twice........
voluntary, this year anyway
Two thirds of the Property Tax bill goes to the Public Schools. My Wife and I are childless, yet here we are paying for the Education of other people's children.
No wonder they got only $920. Everyone already feels fleeced by the Government. Unfortunately, the Sheep in California continue to Vote for the Shepherds, who sell them to the Slaughterhouse at every opportunity.
A perfect example of over-degreed and under-educated! I think some doctor could make a fortune on a “rent-a-brain” business if it could be discovered how to take those frog brains (from the frogs that are challenged after amputation for frog legs in restaurants) and use them for augmenting the intellectual capabilities of teachers, professors and administrators in the education organized crime syndicate.
Oh, I’m sure it will change in time. It’s like the story of the frog and the pot. Throw a frog into boiling water and it jumps out. Heat it slowly and it cooks the frog. Incrementalism is a huge tactic of the powers that be.
It's about the federal $$$$s.
I thought our taxes supported the schools already. SO glad I homeschooled.
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Seems to me this can cut both ways. If little Johnny cannot read beyond the 9th grade level or does not get admitted to his favorite college, then do the parents have a good case in a lawsuit for little Johnny’s lack of performance?
So the kid misses a day of education and the parents have to pay $40- only in liberallalaland.....
Did you see a district in NC is doing precisely that? They’re inspecting from home lunches for nutrition in accordance with federal guidelines and if they don’t meet the standard the lunch is supplemented by school food and the parents billed. It’s insanity.
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