Prom season is coming. Dd school has a charge for the tickets( I'm sure most schools do) and she has heard some of the "poor kids" complaining about it. This is her first prom so I have never thought about the cost of it and kids who cannot afford it. What does your school do about this issue? What do these kids do about a dress, bedsides trying to borrow one? How to you regulate who is considered poor ? Some of these kids have cell phones, parents smoke and spend money on that and etc. It just got me thinking about it because we are fortunate that dd can go and get the dress she wants. Is it another rite of passage that if you cannot afford it then you shouldn't be able to go?