Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Catholic Schools - What is the Future? More thoughts

Up until just last year, if you had more than one child in the same elementary school, you usually received a discount for the second, third, fourth, etc. This discount may have been 10% of the tuition or a flat amount. In some instances, it was a progressive discount, the second was 5%, the third 10%, the fourth 15%, up to some sort of max.

Today, the Archdiocese has forced parishes to abandon this practice, as part of ensuring that the tuition covers actual costs.

However, any Catholic elementary school parent will tell you, that if you want a discount, you must go through their Tuition Assistance Program. They will determine, based on your income, if you should receive one or not. If, they determine, you make too much money, well then, you won't get anything, even if you have four or five children in Catholic schools.

This is really not a pro-family position, in my humble opinion.


1 comment:

Mr Flapatap said...

That is still the case at my kids' school.