My daughter who is turning 4 in a week recently started attending the Lutheran school at the church my grandma goes to. I was fine with having to pay for her to wear a uniform, I am fine with sending a buck on Wednesdays for her to give at chapel. But I just got a BILL for $250 since I'm not volunteering or attending the walk-a-thon. On top of that, if I don't volunteer a minimum of 10 hours in the school year, I will be billed $40. I wasn't aware of any of this when I registered her, I didn't have to sign any special contracts or whatever. I have a 21 month old and an 8 month old as well and I can't make it to every event they host, which they host a lot! And even if I could, I don't like the idea of being FORCED to do so. Either come or pay? WTF! How can they get away with this!? Do all religious schools do this crap??
Answer by micheledo at 4:12 PM on Oct. 5, 2010
My kids went to a Catholic school for the last 3 years and we were required to do 20 hours of service to the school every year. If you couldn't or chose not to they billed you $10 per hour ($200 for the year) in addition to the tuition. We were also required to raise $500 per family during their fundraisers. If you didn't that was tacked on to the tuition, too.
But that was all stated up front and we had to sign a contract at the beginning of the school year saying we understood all that.
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