Aug 26, 2010

Free Public Education

FEES PAID
    ACTIVITY FEE    $30.00
    BIOLOGY SEM 1    $7.50
    BIOLOGY SEM 2    $7.50
    DEPOSIT REFUNDABLE    $15.00
    DRIVER EDUCATION    $90.00
    ENGLISH 10 SEM 1    $7.50
    ENGLISH 10 SEM 2    $7.50
    FITNESS    $5.00
    JAZZ BAND SEM 1    $25.00
    JAZZ BAND SEM 2    $25.00
    JAZZ BAND SHIRT    $20.00
    LIBRARY FEE    $2.00
    LOCKER FEE    $2.00
    SYMPHONIC BAND SEM 1    $25.00
    SYMPHONIC BAND SEM 2    $25.00
    SYMPHONIC BAND SHIRT    $20.00
    TEXTBOOK RENTAL FEE    $35.00
    YEARBOOK    $55.00
    MARCHING BAND CAMP     $50.00
    MARCHING BAND ENTRY FEE     $50.00
    MARCHING BAND MUSICDRILL     $30.00
    MARCHING BAND PARTICIPATION     $50.00
    MARCHING BAND POLO SHIRT     $18.74
    MARCHING BAND SHOES     $31.85
    MARCHING BAND STAFF FEE     $110.00
    MARCHING BAND TSHIRT     $9.37
    MARCHING BAND UNIFORM     $35.00
    MARCHNG BAND      $15.00
    SALES TAX     $4.04

TOTAL : $808.00

AND...
FEES PAID
GRAPHIC CALCULATOR RENTAL $20.00
TOTAL : $20.00

PLUS

Specific binders (the kind you can't buy off the $1 rack), backpacks, folders, pens, pencils, locker decorations (not optional), school clothes, subject dividers, paper, notebooks (not the cheap kind), classroom donation, etc., etc., etc.

Property tax assessment arrived in mail.  Home value dropped.  Taxes increased.

My salary did not increase.

My employer? 

The school district.

Don't you just love the recession?

10 comments:

Keep Your Sunny Side Up said...

Totally amazing! It costs you more to put your child in high school than it cost me to go to University the first yeear! Books and tuition included!

Kristina P. said...

I think that's the most I've seen anyone pay in high school.

Stephanie said...

That is just here in Utah---at least I think?? and maybe it's a good thing--
In California there are NO fees and school is FREE--and look where they are....GOING DOWN HILL FAST!

Jessica said...

Crazy. For that, you might want to look into private school.

Susan said...

Gee, I thought my $300+ was a lot for my high schooler... I'm sorry it was so much.

M-Cat said...

Well, when you put it all in numbers, I have really gotten a raise this fall! : )

Tonia said...

I notice that didn't include any new school clothes, shoes, haircuts or the like.

June Freaking Cleaver said...

We buy the usual school supplies, but there aren't any fees for classes - isn't that what taxes are for? And the state and Feds kick in some dough, too.

Gee, wonder if you only have certified teachers - glad I didn't have to pay for the non-certified one this year.

.:Anna:. said...

They must be teaching your kids to build rockets and guarantee a $80,000 job right out of highschool.

And using diamond pencils.

... I'd protest the no salary increase.........

Kimberly said...

Wow! Well all I can say is thank you for your dedication! I am your newest follower and it's nice to meet you! Saw you on Blog Frog! ~Kimberly

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