How much is prom/ graduation/ senior things where you are or expect them to be?
We just got DD1s graduation packet in the mail. It includes information for prom, senior activites (both required and not), and graduation itself. I added up just the basic and I'm a little quesy. We live in a basic middle class area and expenses will be at least a grand. That doesn't include prom dress, graduation party. Its $150 for cap/gown, $20 per ticket to graduation, $183 for prom ticket (single, couple is $300), parking at prom is $20 per car/ $30 per van/suv, parking at Graduation will be the same (same place). Plus there is a ton of other stuff.
I'm just a little taken back, we never had these expenses when I graduated from this high school. We've put money away, planned on this year as expensive but still... $20 to see my child graduate, that should be a right not a payment required thing. I could understand 2 free tickets, payment for others maybe.