October 09, 2004

A touch of good news.

We just got excellent news today from the Indianapolis Public Schools.

Anna, the prettiest girl in the house, was approved for free textbooks this year. Seems they reviewed our finances and decided we were qualified. And believe me, that's a good thing. Books are almost a hundred dollars for her this year, and it was due by the end of the month.

I never thought I'd live to see the day I'd be happy to receive assistance, but I am.

Posted by Mamamontezz at October 9, 2004 07:46 PM

You have to buy your kid's textbooks in Indianapolis for a public school?
Damn, that sucks. It's bad enough I have to buy "community" school supplies for my son because some kid's parents don't bother and the ones who give a crap need to take up the slack.

Posted by: Graumagus at October 10, 2004 10:38 AM

It's about time school districts spend the loot on educational projects instead of PAC's for NEA or the local Education Association's political agenda. Having to pony up each year to fill the void left by the permanant lobbyists that spend taxpayer monies to lobby for more money to spend on non-educational expenses is a travesty. I personally prefer that we go back to parental control of the schools and institute a voucher system to ensure that the money for schools is properly used.

Posted by: Jack at October 10, 2004 12:09 PM

Sometimes asking for help is the hardest part but once you have it you realize just how grateful you are. Feel lucky, my brother in law is paying a little over $600 per semester for his son to attend the 6th grade in a CA public school. Can you believe that $1200 a year for book rental and bus service.


Glad IPS is helping you out.

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by: SlagleRock at October 10, 2004 06:40 PM

Glad to hear something went right. You deserve some good luck.

Posted by: Bill Faith at October 11, 2004 06:17 AM

Textbooks should be provided FREE in a public school. I know how much I pay in property taxes every year and that money is supposed to FUND the public school system.

If those assholes piss the money away and start charging parents for textbooks, refuse to pay and vote every member of the school board out of office.

I find this problem outrageous.

Posted by: Acidman at October 11, 2004 02:33 PM

Lemme get this straight:

In a Public School, tax-payer supported school system, the parents have to buy their kids' text-books?

What is this, Indianapolis, Never-never Land?

Posted by: Ward Gerlach at October 11, 2004 06:36 PM

I read this an hour ago and I still can't fathom having to pay for public school books. It's great that you got assistance for them, but where in the hell is that money going??

Posted by: Chablis at October 11, 2004 09:11 PM

This is true in all of Indiana. You do not buy the books you rent them. The cost for my three kids biik "rental" was almost $700

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