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?