I am a homeschooling mom but I still pay my taxes to the school. So they get my money and 1 less student they have to pay for. So my question is why are they asking parents to bring soap, copy paper and cleaning wipes or hand sanitizer. Where is all of our tax money going??? They government is supposedly putting money into our school system so why do we have to bring cleaning supplies? I know in Oklahoma (where I live) they started the lottery a couple of years ago to put money into the schools but they are still asking for these kinds of things on our school lists. I know lots of our schools here put so much money into sports it is ridiculous. Am I the only one frustrated by this????
Asked by Frogbaby83 at 1:52 PM on Aug. 9, 2009 inLevel 13 (1,009 Credits)
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Answer by TheWAHM at 2:33 PM on Aug. 9, 2009
If you home school why worry about what the public schools do? Retired people and people without kids pay taxes too. That's the way it works.
The schools ask for the supplies so they can do as much possible with the kids.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:46 PM on Aug. 9, 2009
Are you serious anon 2:49???? It is still my money and my problem is with how the government is handling it. I am not complaining that I have to pay the taxes even though my children do not attend the school. I made the choice to home school and if I have to pay taxes that fine! Should I not worry about how the government spends my tax money?? I guess I shouldn't care how they use my tax money on anything.
Answer by Frogbaby83 at 2:56 PM on Aug. 9, 2009
If you want to know go to a school board meeting and and ask to see a budget. It's no secret how they spend the money. Running a school takes millions of dollars and people underestimate how much it costs all the time. I've actually read my school's budget and the money is accounted for to the cent.
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