Growing up poor - there are some things I just never knew
1. We got free lunch at school - I didn't know that school lunch actually cost
2. We had tuition waved, I didn't know that community schools had tuition
3. Until I was a teenager, I never knew that medical care cost money, I just assumed everyone had insurance
I am an adult now, and we are middle class. My son will be starting kindergarten next year, so I met with the principal at the community school last week. I honestly never knew there was a tuition attached to it. It's only 3,000 a year. So I asked my mom how she could afford to send us there to a community school and she said oh tuition was waved. As I was going through the information, I saw that I could add funds to his lunch account online - l then remembered seeing posts on here about free lunch. Oh wow - so it's 2.00 a day - 180 days of school, so dh and I are just going to set back 360 to pay all at once hen we pay tuition. Oh yeah and since I looked into this so early, no wait list as long as we put 1000 down by Jan. 1st! Whoo! I'm excited. Our public schools suck, so this is awesome.
It's run like a catholic school, minus the religion. So I'm excited.
Oh and uniforms are expensive. 35 dollars for a shirt with the schools logo on it.