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BigMeatballDave
08-16-2012, 01:21 AM
So, I'm visiting my brother.

Him and his wife have 2 kids.

Their 5 yr old is in Kindergarten.

His wife tells me they have to pay $120/mo.!

Standard fee is $190. Its based on income.

WTF? Its not a private school.

My son went to Kindergarten in a town about 15 mi. away. Same county. No fees.

Anyone heard of paying for Kindergarten in a public school?

SNR
08-16-2012, 01:24 AM
Do these schools teach their children not to use objective pronouns in the nominative case?

DaneMcCloud
08-16-2012, 01:27 AM
We pay $895 a month for Pre-School. Private school kinder is anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 per month.

Sounds like a steal to me. :)

Pubic Charter would be a minimum of $300 per.

SNR
08-16-2012, 01:27 AM
DAS GRAMMATIK! ÜBER ALLES IN DER HÖH!

KILLER_CLOWN
08-16-2012, 01:39 AM
Yowzaz! that's crazy.

BigMeatballDave
08-16-2012, 01:41 AM
We pay $895 a month for Pre-School. Private school kinder is anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 per month.

Sounds like a steal to me. :)

Pubic Charter would be a minimum of $300 per.Shit.


Nothing like that here or Florida, where my son is.

The fee here is only for Kindergarten.

They paid $75/mo for preschool.

BigMeatballDave
08-16-2012, 01:42 AM
Do these schools teach their children not to use objective pronouns in the nominative case?

Most of my education was in Missouri.

Blame them. :)

CoMoChief
08-16-2012, 01:49 AM
Ever heard of the shitty public school systems in California? If you want your kid to get a decent education you have to get them into a private school and pay out the ass and yes, it starts at K.

DaneMcCloud
08-16-2012, 01:50 AM
Ever heard of the shitty public school systems in California? If you want your kid to get a decent education you have to get them into a private school and pay out the ass and yes, it starts at K.

Thanks, Bro! This is new information!

BigMeatballDave
08-16-2012, 02:00 AM
Ever heard of the shitty public school systems in California? If you want your kid to get a decent education you have to get them into a private school and pay out the ass and yes, it starts at K.

Nope.

Never been to California.

DaneMcCloud
08-16-2012, 02:02 AM
Nope.

Never been to California.

Don't visit. You can never leave.

BigMeatballDave
08-16-2012, 02:04 AM
Don't visit. You can never leave.

Reminds me of a song I once heard...

Phobia
08-16-2012, 02:15 AM
Most of my education was in Missouri.

Blame them. :)

K through 4th, huh?

BigMeatballDave
08-16-2012, 02:32 AM
K through 4th, huh?

It was a struggle...

CoMoChief
08-16-2012, 02:35 AM
It was a struggle...

compound words are a bitch IMO

NewChief
08-16-2012, 05:19 AM
It has to be some kind of private school or charter school. Public schools are not allowed to do this. Period.

BigMeatballDave
08-16-2012, 05:50 AM
It has to be some kind of private school or charter school. Public schools are not allowed to do this. Period.That's what I thought...

http://www.woostercityschools.org/

There was no increase in Kindergarten tuition rates in the Wooster City School District for the 2012-2013 school year. The full tuition rate is $190/month, and the reduced tuition rate is $120/month. For families who wish to pay the full year's tuition rate in one lump sum, there will be a 3% reduction in tuition.

blaise
08-16-2012, 06:05 AM
That is weird. Maybe children aren't actually required to attend kindergarten?

munkey
08-16-2012, 06:43 AM
We paid over 500 to register our two daughters this year...since they both play sports we now have to help pay for fuel to bus them around...

NewChief
08-16-2012, 07:08 AM
That's what I thought...

http://www.woostercityschools.org/

Wow. That's crazy and sounds illegal. Supposed to be guaranteed the right to a "free" education (excluding nominal fees depending on extracurriculars and some material fees). A monthly "tuition" is just wrong.

blaise
08-16-2012, 07:13 AM
Wow. That's crazy and sounds illegal. Supposed to be guaranteed the right to a "free" education (excluding nominal fees depending on extracurriculars and some material fees). A monthly "tuition" is just wrong.

That's what makes me think kindergarten must be different. The fee is for kindergarten only. so maybe the actual "free" education starts at first grade and K is actually considered a sort of optional prep.

Chief Roundup
08-16-2012, 10:41 AM
This all seems pretty crazy and unlawful.
I have never heard of such. Pre-school yes but not kindegarten.
On the sides of the public school buses it says plainly K-12.

Pestilence
08-16-2012, 10:47 AM
The wife and I pay $350 a month for my daughter to go to Kindergarten.....but that's for private school.

Reerun_KC
08-16-2012, 10:48 AM
I have paid for private school for my kids for the las 19 years. I would never ever send them to a public school. No effing way.

We are down to $400 a month now for my son. 2 more years then we are done with private schools.

most we have ever paid was $1350 a month for 12 months for over 10 years. For both kids...

Bump
08-16-2012, 10:50 AM
Ever heard of the shitty public school systems in California? If you want your kid to get a decent education you have to get them into a private school and pay out the ass and yes, it starts at K.

public schools are shit in every major US city. Small town ones are meh, ok I guess. But if you live in a metropolis and if you aren't rich, your kid is going to get a terrible education and the possibility of extreme violence.

stonedstooge
08-16-2012, 10:52 AM
It could be a tuition fee for a full day of kindergarten. I think most states will provide the half day, but will charge a fee if you want them to keep the little buggers for the full school day

blaise
08-16-2012, 11:09 AM
It could be a tuition fee for a full day of kindergarten. I think most states will provide the half day, but will charge a fee if you want them to keep the little buggers for the full school day

That's true. I forgot about that. They did that in Olathe, I think.

Zeke
08-16-2012, 11:12 AM
We paid about that for all day kindergarten in shawnee mission schools for our daughter last year.

morphius
08-16-2012, 11:16 AM
That's true. I forgot about that. They did that in Olathe, I think.
Yup, depending on if it is a title 1 school or not.

DTLB58
08-16-2012, 11:56 AM
Good grief! For what?

ROFL

vailpass
08-16-2012, 11:59 AM
Good grief! For what?

ROFL

In many school systems Kindergarten is now very important, much more impactful on the remainder of a child's education than it used to be.
Right or wrong, that's how it is.

BigMeatballDave
08-16-2012, 12:04 PM
It could be a tuition fee for a full day of kindergarten. I think most states will provide the half day, but will charge a fee if you want them to keep the little buggers for the full school day

The fee applies either way.

The Rick
08-16-2012, 01:08 PM
The public elementary school we send our kids to here in the Milwaukee area charges a one time, $75 "registration" fee per child at the beginning of the school year. :shake:

I was shocked when I found out.

Toadkiller
08-16-2012, 01:15 PM
1/2 day Kinder is free in oregon, if you want full day then you pay so much per month. I think we had to pay 300 a month for full day. They also have materials fees.

Lumpy
08-16-2012, 01:23 PM
That's crazy! Our son starts K next year, (public school). From what I understand, he will be attending full days and it's free, (aside from us purchasing school supplies).

Deberg_1990
08-16-2012, 01:24 PM
Charging for public school?? Isnt this why we pay taxes and have casinos?

Detoxing
08-16-2012, 01:30 PM
What's the difference between a Charter school and a regular Public school? Just the size?

Or does a Charter school fall somewhere in between public and private?

stonedstooge
08-16-2012, 01:37 PM
What's the difference between a Charter school and a regular Public school? Just the size?

Or does a Charter school fall somewhere in between public and private?

Charter schools are still tied in to the public school system, but operate on a charter of performance objectives that are much more rigerous then what is required by a public school. Attendance is usually based on skills the students possess when applying. Kind of like a smart school incorporated within the framework of the regular school

manchambo
08-16-2012, 03:02 PM
I am almost certain that it is because they're attending for more than a half day. Kindergarten is free for half a day, then they generally offer additional programs for money. My daughter is going this year and she will stay all day on Tuesday and Thursday, for which we will pay tuition.

BigMeatballDave
08-16-2012, 03:07 PM
I am almost certain that it is because they're attending for more than a half day. Kindergarten is free for half a day, then they generally offer additional programs for money. My daughter is going this year and she will stay all day on Tuesday and Thursday, for which we will pay tuition.

Nope. The option is there for 1/2 day, as they told me, but the fee is the same.

BigMeatballDave
08-16-2012, 03:08 PM
Charging for public school?? Isnt this why we pay taxes and have casinos?And Lottery.

Yeah, you'd think.

Braincase
08-16-2012, 03:17 PM
We get charged several hundred dollars per kid in Lawrence. It's based on income... probably tied to the idiocy in the state capitol and the rampant butchery being performed on public education in the state of Kansas.

And as far as Pubic school... my kids will have to wait for college before they explore that business.

NewChief
08-16-2012, 03:28 PM
Charter schools are still tied in to the public school system, but operate on a charter of performance objectives that are much more rigerous then what is required by a public school. Attendance is usually based on skills the students possess when applying. Kind of like a smart school incorporated within the framework of the regular school

Not necessarily more rigorous, but sometimes. Basically they operate on a charter instead of the traditional school rules. This allows them a lot more flexibility in how they run things. They're supposed to work like "innovation incubators" that allows for more experimentation than larger public schools. Unfortunately, they often have very selective populations, so the "innovations" that work for them may not work for a normal school.

I've seriously considered starting a charter due to the frustrations of working in a massive school (which does have some advantages... flexibility and innovation aren't two of them though).

DaneMcCloud
08-16-2012, 03:44 PM
It has to be some kind of private school or charter school. Public schools are not allowed to do this. Period.

They are allowed to do that in my state and many parents do contribute.

Garcia Bronco
08-16-2012, 03:45 PM
shit you not I am was with a teach er last night and she's a special ed teacher. she was spending 8 hours determining where her special ed students go when they aren't with her based on their needs. The process was so inefficent that it was pssing me off as a tax payer. I am writing her a script today that will do it every year for here with the push of a button. I just saved her 160 hours of her life.

Superbowltrashcan
08-16-2012, 05:46 PM
Charging for public school?? Isnt this why we pay taxes and have casinos?

Not gonna start a gripe about the merits of public schools and such but the taxes pay for minimal equitable education. Like basic services for a city. Where I live if you want bulk items picked up by the city, it is another 15-20 bucks... And frankly try paying for half day daycare. The gripe should be why are we subsidizing someone's daycare by only charging $120-150 a month...

Molitoth
08-16-2012, 07:41 PM
Here in a couple of months I will be paying $1600 a month for two kids in daycare. =(