Stacey - posted on 09/12/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
I dont want this to sound like Im complaining at all but when our oldest son was 4 we sent him to preschool. We had to pay $500.00 for public school up front. It was 250.00 each semester an there was two semesters. Anyway at the time we had the extra money and never thought anything about it.
Now our youngest son is 4 and we want to send him to preschool. I signed him up and after about 3 weeks of waiting they call back about a week ago and said that he was not elgible unless we paid. They did not give me any amount as to what it was going to cost, just said I had to wait for another lady to call and let me know. Now thats been a week ago and still havent heard anything.
Even though we want him to have the same privlage as our oldest son, I refuse to pay 500.00 this time around when he has to go next year to kindergarden. We dont have them money this time around like we did before. Am I wrong in being this way or does this seem a little to much just because he doesnt have a disability or labeled homeless (their version of a child being homeless is when that child lives with someone other than the parent). We pay our fair share of taxes, and pay for everything in our childs school and plus buy extra supplies for the children who are not as fortunate. Which we do not mind at all if their parent isnt just lazy and really has something wrong with them!
I feel really bad for feeling and thinking this way but I feel that children like ours doesnt get a fair shot either!!
We want him to go and he wants to go so bad, but at the same time I just feel it isnt right! We have always been involved in pretty much everything in school and helped out in anyway we can and we are very happy to do that if and when able to which is most of the time! Thanks for any feedback!