Thursday, February 4, 2010


That is the cost of the next year of school for the kiddos.


That is a mortgage payment. Actually, that is more than a mortgage payment but, regardless, that is the chunk of change that we need to come up with if we want the kiddos back in school next year.

I know, I know. Nobody feels sorry for people that put kids in private school. Hey, you could just put them in public school.

There is nothing wrong with that...

For the record, you should know that I am not a private school snob. I went to public school. After all I was a Coronado High School Thunderbird - woo hoo. I would like to point out that I turned out alright without too many idiot-syncrasies.

Lynley, however, was in private school.

Yep, she was a snob.

Regardless, whether we have got snobbery in us or not, the fact for us remains that public school is not an option for us in our current situation. Let's face it. No one wants to put their kiddo in an under-performing school and that is what we would be left with if we chose to pull our kiddos from private school. Public school is not a possibility given our current location.

We could move to somewhere else in Fort Worth, but we can't send them to the elementary school in our neighborhood. Too many bad stories.

So, right now, those are our options - move or pony up $30,000 for another year.

Frankly, I don't have any answers. That is a large chunk of change and I don't know that we can float it. Lynley and I are rattling our brains trying to figure out how we can pull it together but it isn't going to be easy. I don't know what else to cut.

At the very least I am going to have to get a lot more clients, do less non profit work or find a grant to fund a salary for the foundation.

That is a very difficult decision to be torn between two loves. However, family has to come first.

I don't suppose there is anyone out there that needs 6 $5000 web applications/sites built or 1 really big $30,000 web application... If you do, we may just be able to put a brass sponsor plate on the back of of the kiddos school uniforms.

Purpose is not easy.


BigJandLittleA said...
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BigJandLittleA said...

How ironic that you post this today! We actually will have our house on the market in less than 2 weeks for that very reason--we aren't comfortable with the schools we are zoned in (we are in Austin).

My son, who is in 2nd Grade this year, currently goes to a private school, but like you have said, it's very expensive. Plus, my daughter is coming up the ranks, so the price tag just keeps climbing.

We decided the best thing for our family was to move so they are in the best public schools.

I wish you luck because I totally, 100% understand where you're coming from.

I get the impression you live in a great neighborhood, as do I, so why is it we need to even worry about this??

Anonymous said...

Look at Temple Christian in Fort Worth. That is where all my 3 kids go. Might be a bit of a drive but worth it! I have 1 in high school, 1 in junior high & 1 in elementary. We pay $1400 a month for 10 months! that is for all 3!