It seems that students are provided Microsoft Office products to complete and submit homework electronically. Are students required to use Microsoft products? My family strongly supports free and open source software. This service allows administrators to pry into the students personal work anytime without permission. Can we decline this service and submit homework on paper? Or, electronically using our own email?
I just got a fund run request from my children's elementary to "raise funds for upgraded technology in the Computer Lab, which will be available to students in every grade". Isn't this paid for by the levy/bond dollars that was voted for and passed? Last year they had a fund run to get a specific program (IXL) for all the kids to help support their learning. It seems that these are costs that should be paid/budgeted for without coming to the parents.