To the editor:
My daughter is a senior in high school this year. Best year of her life, they say! And, I’m sure it will be a great year for her and her friends and all the students.
I chose to write to the Wake Weekly instead of the Wake County School System as the last time I contacted the administration at the school about how Smart Lunch/Cougar time were not serving all students and it simply was not enough time dedicated to subject assistance out of the classroom,
I did not get one reply to my polite letter from a concerned parent on a subject that benefits all children.
I thought parents and schools were to partner together to accomplish educating our youth?
Anyway, here is another example of how our kids are being exploited in order to attend school. Wake Forest High school charged my daughter $170 for an annual pass for the privilege of parking on the school property during school hours. She worked 23 hours this summer to afford that pass.
There are 28 high schools in the Wake County Public School system. If each charged $170 per pass and sold 250 passes (which is less than half the size of the WFHS graduating senior class, and doesn’t consider the juniors who also drive to school), not only does Wake Forest earn $42,500, the school system at large stands to earn $1,190,000! This seems so outrageous to me! This is on the backs of our kids!
There are no snow plowing expenses so paint to paint parking lines must be awfully expensive here in Wake County. And to boot, while the cafeteria does not hold all students and staggered lunches are required, it now costs the students $10 to leave the building during the lunch period. The kids are being charged to death! Shame on WCPSS!