Thursday, March 3, 2011

Financial Aid for Field Trips

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asrubin10 said...

as my zayde would say, "they're rich folk" can't really expect them to get it.

Jayme said...

Eric and I talk about that all the time and what we are going to do. He's a teacher, I'm studying to be a school counselor, and lets face it, Indiana and Ohio are both screwing with teachers.
Eric does take his marching band on a trip every four years. The kids all know this and can fundraise for the trip starting in 7th grade (give freshman two years to raise funds). The music boosters also keeps a fund for scholarships for families that still can't afford it. Eric and I know that we will probably be using the scholarship when the boys are older and that poses all sorts of ethical issues. I wouldn't trade our kids for anything, but damn! they are expensive.

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Melanie said...

Not sure why my comment came up under my friends name! It was really me.

Anonymous said...

So, Mom can pay for a trip to Vegas but needs financial help for a senior class trip for her son.

Helene Eichenwald Slutsky said...

Anon, be real. Are you kidding? Anyone who knows me in real life knows that my sister paid for the hotel for the trip (her treat for the big 4-0) and that I used a frequent flier voucher to fly. I only paid for my meals, and even then I hit Trader joes to stock the pantry.

I laughed though when I read that, because if in fact I paid for my Vegas trip with real money, Jeff would have never agreed to let me go.

As it was, I came home with more money than I started with- I played a few hands of lucrative black jack, and took the bump on Southwest for an added five hundred and some change.

I have some big balls, yes, but I would not in my right mind treat myself to a vacay in lieu of paying for school.

Anonymous said...

That's a tough call. There are times you just have to say no. Surely not every parent can shell that out for such a trip? There has to be others.

I've had to decline certain things for my multiples just because it's not in the best interest of the family nor is it something necessary for the child. In this case, it sounds like a social trip more than an educational thing.

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