Catholic School Question

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Catholic School Question
Thu, 01-13-2011 - 11:57pm

If your child attends a Catholic school, is it at all tied to your community school?

Ours is somehow tied to our community school system.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 4:54pm

I know the busses are from the public system, but other than that, nothing else.

Marianne, mom to Margaret (01/02), Elizabeth (03/04) and Annabelle (07/07)
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Registered: 08-26-2000
Sat, 01-15-2011 - 3:13pm

One of mine is still at a Catholic school.


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Registered: 07-26-1997
Sun, 01-16-2011 - 10:34am
Ours as of last school year was sharing the same food service that fed the public school kids. Don't know this year if that is still happening.


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Registered: 03-28-2003
Tue, 01-18-2011 - 11:42am

I think the "state" is required to provide some services, because Catholic school parents pay taxes. Here, we use the same bus system and the same hot lunch program. Children who can't afford hot lunch are eligible for the same subsidized lunch prices. (We used to have our own hot lunch program, but it got too expensive.) We have crossing guards that are paid by the city. If a child needs special services (e.g. speech) they get the same services as the public school kids, by people hired by the public system. We base our calendar on the public school calendar, to make it easier for kids who ride the bus. That said, we have days off when they don't and vice versa, and the buses still run even if it is only for the Catholic school kids.

Those are the only shared services I can think of.


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Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 01-21-2011 - 1:57pm
Polly, I think that's pretty much how it is for us. Although, I don't think the kids at our school have access to the special needs services. One of our friends was considering the Catholic school for her daughter, but opted for the public schools because they thought her daughter might need the special services offered by the public schools.

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Registered: 04-02-2009
Sun, 01-23-2011 - 8:53am

Here in AL, the Catholic schools get nothing - no busses, no books, no lunch.


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