Tuesday – the long weekend Monday

After a busy weekend, it’s back to work today.

We’ve had a lot of things to think about over the weekend.

A few weeks ago, we found out that Tate actually wasn’t registered for the French immersion program at a neighbouring school, due to a problem with the registration system with the school board’s computer.  At first, I wasn’t sure if it was something I failed to complete properly.  Until I found the confirmation number.  I figured that should make it the school board’s problem, rather than ours.  Wrong.

We had been thinking about sending him to private school, but I was extremely uncomfortable about the cost of tuition.  For most schools, it is around $8,000 per year.  One was as high as $12,000.  Yikes.

On Sunday, we were talking to some friends at church.  They send their kids to a private school, where the cost is like $4,000 per year.  We had initially thought about that school.  We ruled it out, as it is about 30 minutes from home, with some potentially sketchy weather in the winter. That would be a horrible drive, twice a day, with Reid in the van.

It turns out the principal lives a few blocks from our home, and has offered to take other children as well.  There are a whole bunch of other things that make this seem like a much better option than it did before.

We still have to consider the option of the closer school.  We have family attending there.  It is closer to home, which would make Tate’s day about an hour shorter.

On the other hand, he would be in a much smaller class.  The teacher would be able to work with him and give him work at his level.

Another huge issue is the values.  The public system is supposedly neutral.  Everyone is supposed to be treated equally.  Not necessarily.  I could rant, but I won’t.


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