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March 25, 2007

If It's Spring...

...it must be time to start bitching about the school district Son is in. Registration for pre-K is April 2, so soon it will be Daughter's school as well.

But I'm hearing things, mainly that in April the state is going to come in and take over the school district. We're already in "fiscal caution," what ever that is. And the district wants to pass an income tax that those on welfare and Social Security won't have to pay.

People, that's almost half, if not more, of the district!

Even my stocks and dividends would be taxed. It almost puts in mind of another nanny state! How dare the district look into Husband's income!

So, my friend and I are giving thought to a private Christian school that we've heard wonderful things about. For Daughter this would be no big deal. The only thing she may get upset about is not riding the big yellow bus. But Son, on the other hand, he's formed friendships and what not; how would he handle this?

I do know someone who was in a similar situation, and I intend on asking her how things worked out. But do any of you have anything to offer?

I can count my blessings, at least, that this district isn't preaching the Liberal way of life, but at the rate they're going, with schools closing, not being able to pass any levies and so forth, there may not be a district left in a few years!

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Posted by Groovyvic at 12:18 PM | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

How does going to a private school would allow you to escape paying taxes? I don't think it works that way, or atleast in California it doesn't. Your son will do fine with changing schools, at this yound age, and he'll then have a much larger circle of friends to play with.

Posted by: LeeAnn at March 25, 2007 07:20 PM

If I send my kids to private school, yes, I'd still have to pay that income tax. But it probably won't pass, because too many people feel the way I do about it.

Nothing is written in stone yet as to what I'm going to do about my kids' education. I don't doubt that Son is learning - he's seven and at a fifth grade reading level - but it's the district itself that bothers me and a lot of other parents.

Posted by: GroovyVic at March 26, 2007 08:41 AM

I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this, Groovy! I am glad that my kids are older and that we moved here when they were little. This has been a great school district for us and I can't imagine having to deal with what you are...though we would have had we stayed where we used to live!

Good luck and I hope that the taxes don't pass, we pay more than enough as it is!

Posted by: Anna at March 26, 2007 08:48 AM

My parents moved after I was in second grade.
I hated it and had a very difficult time. Maybe it's different for a boy. I also used to have nightmares that I got lost walking home from school.

Posted by: junebee at March 28, 2007 07:38 PM