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Child missed school? Please pay $40
The Orange County Register ^ | February 17, 2012 | Fermin Leal

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Local News
KEYWORDS: arth; education; forthechildren; funding; parents; publiceducation; publicschools; school
It really is all about the Benjamins.
1 posted on 02/17/2012 5:44:32 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Reverse vouchers.


2 posted on 02/17/2012 5:47:48 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Reverse vouchers.


3 posted on 02/17/2012 5:47:59 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Fast Moving Angel

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.


4 posted on 02/17/2012 5:51:46 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: metmom; wintertime

Either deal with bullies, bad teachers, and boring busywork all day or your parents pay a fine. Talk about something for nothing.


5 posted on 02/17/2012 5:52:39 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

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.


6 posted on 02/17/2012 5:54:10 PM PST by annelizly
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Not the Benjamins, but the Jacksons.

They aren’t asking for $100, yet.


7 posted on 02/17/2012 5:54:13 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel
Five months later, the district has netted $920.

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.

8 posted on 02/17/2012 5:54:30 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

wow.

Will they try to collect from homeschoolers?


9 posted on 02/17/2012 5:56:36 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Fast Moving Angel
" Orange Unified officials conceived the idea after some parents approached the district saying they felt guilty for taking their children out of school for doctor's appointments, ski trips or other reasons, said school board member Mark Wayland. ""It's a way to clear your conscious.

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.

10 posted on 02/17/2012 5:59:03 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Wenn Sie etwas sehen, sagen Sie etwas!)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

So we bill the parents whose kids aren’t in school to pay the kids to go to school now? ;-)


11 posted on 02/17/2012 6:00:55 PM PST by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: GeronL

The homeschoolers WILL have to participate in the school lunch program.

Everyone knows homemade lunches do not meet industry standards.


12 posted on 02/17/2012 6:01:05 PM PST by bigheadfred (Wogga la Hooga)
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To: GeronL

It does say donate, though this is completely ridiculous.


13 posted on 02/17/2012 6:02:47 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Fast Moving Angel

If somebody wants to send me a Cleveland, feel free.


14 posted on 02/17/2012 6:03:28 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: GeronL
Will they try to collect from homeschoolers?

That's got to be one of the reasons that they're so against homeschooling. It's not about the kids.

15 posted on 02/17/2012 6:07:43 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: Fast Moving Angel
Reminds me a bit of a line on the Massachusetts State Income Tax return that allows taxpayers to pay *more* than they're required to under the law.A Boston talk host mentions it occasionally and says that in one recent year several hundred people volunteered to pay the higher tax.Several hundred out of a population of 6+ million.
16 posted on 02/17/2012 6:09:57 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Massachusetts...proud home of *two* of Obama's illegal alien relatives!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

> 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!


17 posted on 02/17/2012 6:11:16 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

I thought our tax money already went to pay for the school to be open.

Sorry, not gonna pay twice........


18 posted on 02/17/2012 6:21:05 PM PST by TheRobb7 (OBAMA 2012: NO TAX LEFT BEHIND)
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To: EEGator

voluntary, this year anyway


19 posted on 02/17/2012 6:22:20 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Fast Moving Angel
I live in OC. I currently pay $3,600 a year in Property Taxes on our Home and another $1000 a year on the Condo my 88 Year Old Father lives in.

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.

20 posted on 02/17/2012 6:31:55 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

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.


21 posted on 02/17/2012 6:36:37 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: GeronL

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.


22 posted on 02/17/2012 6:46:02 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Fast Moving Angel
Public "education" is not about education.

It's about the federal $$$$s.

Period.

23 posted on 02/17/2012 6:50:39 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the fascists.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

I thought our taxes supported the schools already. SO glad I homeschooled.


24 posted on 02/17/2012 6:59:29 PM PST by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: Fast Moving Angel; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

25 posted on 02/17/2012 7:28:47 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

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?


26 posted on 02/17/2012 7:40:13 PM PST by miele man
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To: Fast Moving Angel

So the kid misses a day of education and the parents have to pay $40- only in liberallalaland.....


27 posted on 02/17/2012 9:07:25 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: bigheadfred

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.


28 posted on 02/18/2012 2:27:15 AM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum has baggage too! Demand an inspection!)
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