Fund-raising requirements for children are wrong

Published 12:14 am Sunday, September 21, 2008

My son attends Rock Hill Elemetary. He is in the fifth grade and for the last six years I have fooled with these silly fund raisers.

First of all, one must wonder what we pay taxes for, and what does the school do with the money from the fund-raiser? I am a bit disturbed by the fact that a child cannot attend a silly inflatable party unless they sell at least 12 tubs of cookie dough ranging from $12-$15.

This is simply ridiculious. What about these parents who don’t work or simply don’t know anyone if they were new to the area? This is just not fair.

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Last Christmas I volunteered at the Santa Shop and the kids who didn’t have money were required to sit in the hall and watch the other kids shop. This is unacceptable to me.

Can you imagine how a chid must feel? I don’t know why schools have to be this way it should be illegal to discriminate against a child who cannot sell cookie dough.

Please help, I am very frustrated with this family-operated school system. I would just like to hear other parents’ comments.

Crystal Turvey