Summer school fees are being refunded
Original post made by another mom on May 30, 2013
on May 30, 2013 at 9:03 pm
That's great but it's not legal. They have to give the money back, not require parents to request a refund. The email is an admission that they could not charge and that the charge was illegal. That means that the district must refund all fees collected in violation of the law, and then can solicit donations later if they desire.
Where do they get these ideas? It's legal if we only charge for credit classes...it's legal if we offer scholarships...it's legal if high school is free but we charge for elementary and middle school. Who is giving this kind of ridiculous legal advice to the district and how dumb do you have to be to keep following the advice of people that is proven to be bad and wrong over and over. Sheesh.
on Jun 1, 2013 at 12:00 am
When was this law supposed to be in effect? How many years have I been paying hundreds of dollars I could ill afford for illegal fees?
on Jun 2, 2013 at 9:39 pm
I don't really get why the district is making so many mistakes. I heard a former board member grumbling about how she wished that people would stop criticizing the district. Not good for property values and whatnot. But I wondered to myself why the district doesn't straighten up and fly right. Who is going to bear the cost of refunding the money that shouldn't have been charged? The taxpayer. Who is going to bear the cost of the lawyers due to the OCR mess? The taxpayers. Why aren't district officials interested in improving their performance to an acceptable level? Because the taxpayer is footing the bill for all these errors. I would rather my money went to educating students not cleaning up after all these messes and whatnot.