Why are #ocsb parents being pressured to pay fees and buy agendas? #ottnews #ottschools

Posted September 7, 2017 5:53 pm by catholicintelligenceassoc

Why are #ocsb parents being pressured to pay fees and buy agendas? #ottnews #ottschools

OCSB has $$ to pay for a $70,000 for a 5hr PD day at Shaw Centre, but no $ to pay for necessary supplies like student agenda books?

$70,000 for an #OCSB “Christian Community Day” #ottnews

Ontario policy:www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/feesGuideline.pdf
 

Just some examples are where parents are NOT told that these fees are voluntary!!

http://geo.ocsb.ca/announcements/septemberstartupinformation
 

$30 activity fee:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2xvsJjC79tDaWRjR3E0RWpuYkU/view

 
Activity Fee for September Activity fees for our students will be $40.00 with a maximum of $90.00 per family.  These fees are used for such things as class trips, guest presenters, art workshops, special classroom activities and our agenda.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BFj7fQPr7H3E13OliZplH9O3ijM8hiKcBwAicysA1Fc/edit
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“In accordance with Board policy, the school will provide all the necessary basic instructional supplies”
 

but they MUST pay for “necessary”

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