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Back to school time--grab your checkbook

Original post made by Tim Hunt, Castlewood, on Aug 27, 2013

College students on the semester plan already headed off to their campuses while k-12 students are returning to school this week except in Livermore where schools opened last week.

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Posted by anon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 27, 2013 at 3:26 pm

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Forget the cost of college...how about the cost to send your kids to "free" public primary and secondary schools? The "begging" from every organization (PTA) is one thing, but I am tired of every teacher asking for a classroom "donation" of $25 or more.


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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Aug 27, 2013 at 5:21 pm

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The recent passage of the law eliminating fees for a variety of consumables was ill conceived. Now everything has to be called a donation and no one has to donate. Where a teacher/school could charge a fee for x and make a little extra to cover those who could not afford the requested item, now no one has to pay for what might truly enhance their child's learning experience. So a teacher/class does without or a teacher is left to beg. While I understand the premise of the law, the solution is one that hurts everyone, albeit equally.


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