Asking for a fair discount of 40% on Term 3 fees instead of 20%
Dear Sir / Madam
In light of the existing situation, we, parents of Aldar Al Ain Academy, appreciate the Institutions’ continuous support and the backing of the decision of the school’s closure for the safety of its students. However, and though we do appreciate the discount gesture for the Third Term’s 'Distance Learning Program', we feel that 20% is not sufficient enough.
It is important to address that the online learning platform is not a complete alternate, but rather a supplement to the Term Education. Parents have to put in more than 5-7 hours a day, assisting children to complete the daily assigned lessons, provide resources, stationary, technology, not to mention the added mental strain and pressure of working from home simultaneously.
In addition to this, the children are not attending school for the entire term, neither using the premises, utilities, facilities nor all extra curricular activities which are now closed for the entire term thus reducing the school’s costs.
Over the course of last few weeks, we have seen businesses and companies suffer, families across the country taking the brunt of this situation- most employees are being laid off, forced to take unpaid leave or are facing pay cuts. Most Businesses are struggling and commercial activity has now come to a complete halt. These are severely difficult times for all of us.
We appreciate the initiative to come up with a reduction, but the limited discount proposed is yet not enough as paying 80% of the term 3 fees will still remain unjustified considering the limitations of the e-learning program though we do praise the efforts, dedication and sacrifices made by the teachers.
We collectively appeal to Aldar to increase to 40% the Fee Reduction for the Third Term 'E-Learning Program'.
For those parents that have already paid, we request their payments to be adjusted against the next upcoming term.
These are difficult times for all of us, and we hope Aldar will play its part.
Your Co-operation shall be highly appreciated,
Parents of Aldar Al Ain Academy