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Old 05-25-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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I never heard of anyone being provided any school supplies until I moved here and had the option of paying $ (less than it would cost me to actually purchase everything on the list @ Wal-Mart or Target) to buy an "edukit". My parents had three kids, birthdays ranging from 1966 - 1979. We always had to buy our own supplies, lunches,pay for our field trips, etc. In fact, in high school we had to pay if we wanted a "private" locker (i.e. one we didn't share with someone else). We went to public schools in the south.

As for the PTO finance charge? I hadn't heard of that in a public school.... at my kids' previous school (private institution) we had to pay $200 or volunteer 20 hours to the school. You logged all your hours in to the school office, if at the end of the year you didn't get a full 20 hours, then they prorated the fee and you paid the balance or your kid(s) report cards weren't released until you did.Was a good way to make sure there was parental involvement in almost every aspect of the school.
I like this idea.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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As the kids get older, I like the idea of car washes and other service projects.
I like those ideas too but please parents, just say no to High School bikini car washes. I saw a High School cheerleader bikini car wash the other day and it just seemed wrong on so many different levels.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I like those ideas too but please parents, just say no to High School bikini car washes. I saw a High School cheerleader bikini car wash the other day and it just seemed wrong on so many different levels.
It would only be fair if the football players were in bikinis as well. My kids are in swimming trunks when they help me wash the cars, but they get drenched usually.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:27 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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It would only be fair if the football players were in bikinis as well. My kids are in swimming trunks when they help me wash the cars, but they get drenched usually.
LOL! There are other service projects they could do, too, such as raking leaves in the fall, babysitting, etc.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:13 AM
 
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Default Wake Up!

First, maybe you should have paid more attention in school. We capitalize the first letter in sentences. That's a first grade skill by the way!

Second, maybe your kids wouldn't have to do so much silly fundraising if voters voted for mill levies to support their schools. With the current economic state, each household in Colorado would only have to fork out an additional $250-300 to solve not just the school's budget problems, but the state's problems too. Coloradans pay some of the least amount of taxes out of all the states. Do your research before you complain!
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I don't have kids but I do pay taxes. I am sick to death of the state cutting education - it is not helping!! Little kids are having kids and just breeding the cycle. Even though Denver is considered very "smart" due to the degrees, they sure make it dam impossible to get such an education!!!!!
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:08 PM
Status: "Happy Halloween!" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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First, maybe you should have paid more attention in school. We capitalize the first letter in sentences. That's a first grade skill by the way!

Second, maybe your kids wouldn't have to do so much silly fundraising if voters voted for mill levies to support their schools. With the current economic state, each household in Colorado would only have to fork out an additional $250-300 to solve not just the school's budget problems, but the state's problems too. Coloradans pay some of the least amount of taxes out of all the states. Do your research before you complain!
To whom is this personal attack addressed?
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