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Thread: Parent of rising senior needs help

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Default Parent of rising senior needs help

    I'm sure that most of the parents of rising seniors have already heard the screams, "How can they do this to us, they're taking away senior privileges?" It appears that as a by-product of the new High School building project we will lose the parking lot that the seniors use and hence they will not be able to take advantage of the open campus and senior privileges. Well this creates a big problem for me. For the last several years I have been motivating my child to study hard, do community service, practice the SATs, do well in sports, with the promise of senior privileges. I know that it was a crass thing to do, my child should have been motivated to do these things because it makes you a better person, and after all that is its own reward - however, you use whatever works. So, I need help. How can we find a way to find alternative parking that works. Dr. Burton has reported that it would cost $200 to $300K to pave over the softball field, and hence it is a no go. Well a no go is not an option. We have a lot of pretty smart people in town, and I think we can do better than that. So I beg you, please give me your ideas.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Wayland MA 463 Old Conn Path

    Default Out of ideas... just sacrifice


    I don't mean to sound krass either but a whole lot of people just decided to dig deep into their pockets (the majority that is) and donate money they probably didn't have or wanted to spend on a new high school. They did it because they wanted to make a better town and to help future classes of WHS move through a modern school building.

    This was major sacrifice.

    I would just say to my kid.
    Sacrifice, you can't always get what you want.
    But you usually get what you need.

    And by the way, do good in school for you and you alone.
    Because if you don't, it will be you that pays; the price of a lifetime.

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