Against forcing parents to pay voluntary contribution to C.B.S. The Green
We are calling parents to sign the petition against forcing parents of students of C.B.S. The Green Secondary School in Tralee.
Every year parents are forced to pay €150 of voluntary contribution. Giving the locker key is being dependent on paying at least €100. Parents who do not want to pay or cannot afford it are being questioned by The Secretary of the School or The Principal to explain why they cannot pay.
In the Press Statement The School explaining that " payment requested is voluntary in nature" and " under no circumstances does non- payment of the contribution result in a child not being given a locker or being excluded from any part of school curriculum (...)in which pupils are expected to participate"
We parents, understand that those voluntary contributions are important for The School and we want to support The School but we cannot be put in an uncomfortable situation where we have to explain our financial situation or where students cannot get their key if they cannot or does not want to pay.
Voluntary contribution can only be brought by own choice, without obligation or persuasion.
We stand against being FORCED to pay voluntary contribution and explaining ourselves if we cannot or do not want to do it.