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my sons school is closed for the day in june to allow for it to be used as a polling station, as my OH and I are both out to work my son will have to attend link club for the day at a cost of £20. i k… Read More
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
my sons school is closed for the day in june to allow for it to be used as a polling station, as my OH and I are both out to work my son will have to attend link club for the day at a cost of £20. i know its not much but its annoying that they use the school as it is next door to a community center, does anyone know if i can claim back part or all of the fees. why should i be out of pocket or why dont they have polling day on a weekend

thank you

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
I have often thought that it's the same here
#2
You want compensation? Wow!
#3
you should first ask the school why they are closing - junior school here is a polling station (when needed)

they use side room with own entrance - doesnt interfere with rest of shool
#4
annoying yes but no chance of compensation sadly-totally agree you should tho. what always amazes me is that they close schools for the day yet teachers still get paid-then they hire people to man the polling stations. why dont the teachers do it and save money? after all they are contracted to work anyways.

then the parents have to make alternative child care arrangements.
#5
Here the school used to close for it,but they moved the voting now elsewhere.
#6
holly100
you should first ask the school why they are closing - junior school here is a polling station (when needed)

they use side room with own entrance - doesnt interfere with rest of shool


they use the main hall as it is a small school, so they close the school for health and safety reasons as anyone could be entering the school
#7
thesaint
You want compensation? Wow!


i just want compensating for my extra outlay
#8
ding
i just want compensating for my extra outlay


Well, i'm glad your not, I can't afford it.
#9
Here you can't take out your kids out of school for a holiday,it's £80 fine...fair enough they want us to keep them in school,but it's ok to close schools for things like voting.
#10
ding
they use the main hall as it is a small school, so they close the school for health and safety reasons as anyone could be entering the school


as someone says - teachers still get paid - also schools get approx £1400 a year for each childs education

i would go and see head and ask for them to pay fees for your - inconvenience:thumbsup:
#11
holly100
as someone says - teachers still get paid - also schools get approx £1400 a year for each childs education

i would go and see head and ask for them to pay fees for your - inconvenience:thumbsup:


Teachers (poor) pay is already pro-rata'd for these polling days. It's like asking them to work during the school holidays as they are still paid throughout these as well.

Do you think a head teacher is going to pay this fee? Worrying lack of basic economics ITT.
#12
thesaint
Teachers (poor) pay is already pro-rata'd for these polling days. It's like asking them to work during the school holidays as they are still paid throughout these as well.

Do you think a head teacher is going to pay this fee? Worrying lack of basic economics ITT.



if you dont ask you dont get:-D

just like if kiddie loses a piece of uniform etc in school - they can replace iit - whether cost comes out of 'incidentals' doesnt matter

main thing is you have to ask
#13
Why do people always assume that because a teacher isn't in school, they aren't working? When do you think they mark your child's work, or write lesson plans? Also further to the comments regarding not taking kids on holiday during term time, remember it's not just you who are ripped off by the holiday companies in school holidays, teachers also have to take their holidays at peak times. It's not their fault, don't blame them.
banned#14
wow.

a whole £20? you really should take this up with the high court or something.

either that or just get on with it like everyone else does you money grabbing so and so
banned#15
Mum2Connor&Cerys
Here you can't take out your kids out of school for a holiday,it's £80 fine...fair enough they want us to keep them in school,but it's ok to close schools for things like voting.


how else do you think a democratic society would work then?????????
#16
dimebars
how else do you think a democratic society would work then?????????


by voting on a saturday or using someware else
#17
take a day off work, from what I remember you are entitled to days off for things related to your children. You will get payed, and will not be down £20.
banned#18
ding
by voting on a saturday or using someware else


moaning to the wrong people


complain to the (elected) government that you are £20 out of pocket due to their election

or bog off and find something useful o do with your time
#19
4lyons09
take a day off work, from what I remember you are entitled to days off for things related to your children. You will get payed, and will not be down £20.


i am a member of the emergency services and all my leave was programmed at the end of last year, guess i will have to like it or lump it
banned#20
ding
i am a member of the emergency services and all my leave was programmed at the end of last year, guess i will have to like it or lump it


the AA arent really an emergency service.......................
#21
dimebars
moaning to the wrong people


complain to the (elected) government that you are £20 out of pocket due to their election

[COLOR="Red"]or bog off and find something useful o do with your time[/COLOR]


like build that wall again to keep out the skirt wearing folk :whistling::p:w00t:
#22
dimebars
the AA arent really an emergency service.......................


the 4th
#23
thesaint
You want compensation? Wow!

+1 ...im sorry ding...but i agree...its pushing it...surely u tk a day off when ur kids poorly etc....if not u then ur partner...and AA arent 4th emergency service.....coastguard is.

Mum2Connor&Cerys
Here you can't take out your kids out of school for a holiday,it's £80 fine...fair enough they want us to keep them in school,but it's ok to close schools for things like voting.



wow 80! doesnt happen in my school thankfully.... but then mine is private so it does in a round-a-bout way!!
#24
+1 ...im sorry ding...but i agree...its pushing it...surely u tk a day off when ur kids poorly etc....if not u then ur partner...and AA arent 4th emergency service.....coastguard is.

just quoting the adverts
banned#25
ding
i am a member of the emergency services and all my leave was programmed at the end of last year, guess i will have to like it or lump it


so you dont leave some time off incase your needed by your family, very strange, what happens f your childs ill :w00t:
#26
ding
just quoting the adverts


haha...i know i was sayin that to hubby and he saiud they cant say that anymore so u wont see AA advertise that as COastguard are the 4th...!! the things u learn when u have a hubby who listens to five live on the way home! haha
#27
sassie
so you dont leave some time off incase your needed by your family, very strange, what happens f your childs ill :w00t:


something called an urgent domestic and it has to go through to area managers and group managers to give the ok

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