Oh, that's interesting.
That is what I was told, if the base is in an area where the schools are in the bottom 10% of the state, you get DOD schools.
Ft Gordon is the same way, the public schools in Richmond County are AWFUL.
I don't know if that's true in all cases.
I actually wouldn't have a problem with an increase in dependent care, I think AD & retirees should get free care. The dependent population has exploded & we have awesome healthcare, what would be so wrong with paying something for it? Maybe something like switch prime to more of a standard cost(1k out of pocket) & raise the cost of standard to 2k.
Are your schools run by the DoD or the local school district? If it's run by the DoD, how big of a difference is it from a normal school? All of the schools DS has been to have been run by local school districts. We've never been stationed where they have schools run by the DoD.
As long as they KEEP the schools on post here, I'm okay with whatever they do there. I will NOT send my kids to the attrocious crap they call schools here. NO FREAKING WAY. DH will be a geo bachelor and I'll go back to Atlanta.
I couldn't agree more about the deployments. What about the guys they send over that could do their job from the states. I get that soldiers tend to feel better getting information from people that are actually over there, but sending hundreds of guys overseas when they could do the same job at home is stupid.I really hope they don't mess with our health coverage. I can understand the basic pay because I've worked in places that didn't give a raise each year. It sucks, but it's doable. One of the major reasons DH is considering reenlistment is for the healthcare. If they are going to mess it up, it might just change his opinion on reenlistment.
As far as base schools go, I can understand them doing away with them being run by the DoD. My son's school is on post, but it is part of the local school district and the school district is responsible for the building, it's upkeep, and the teacher's pay.
Yeah, we're in the same boat with this cleft issue with our baby.