Daily Archives: December 21, 2010

The latest school fund raiser

It seems that the latest way round here to raise money for the schools is to make a deal with a local energy company. They give preferential rates to the families affiliated with a certain school. Some schools have gone so far as to threaten re-evaluation of financial aid agreements if the parents refuse to switch to the specific company and lock into that specific rate.

Can they even do that? What if you have children in four different schools who all have a deal with four different companies – all at different rates. Obviously, IF you are going to switch you will choose the lowest rate, no? But what about the other 3 schools? Can they really re-evaluate a parent’s signed agreement if they do not switch? Isn’t this akin to extortion?

Sad

Today I count my blessings. We should really count them every day, but sometimes it takes a tragedy to make us sit up and take note. A local school teacher was killed yesterday when a large passenger van crashed into a nail salon, pinning her underneath. Her funeral will be today. So much pain for her family, so much suffering, and a life snuffed out so quickly. I didn’t know this lady, but my heart breaks for her family. May her family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.