The state has set a $1,000 cap on how much students in the nation’s top public school districts can expect to pay in tuition and fees this year.
Schools have been forced to pay more and more of the costs of educating students as they struggle to balance their budgets.
But parents and schools across the country are wondering what they will do with all the money raised.
“There’s a lot of frustration among parents,” said Kristin Foy, who runs the online college-prep website, Prep for Success.
“We’re spending money and they’re getting nothing.”
Schools say they are trying to balance the books, but many parents are concerned that they are losing the ability to educate their children and not being compensated for it.
“I think they’re losing the sense of security that they have,” said Foy.
She said many parents don’t want their children to miss out on school activities because they have to pay for it themselves.
Schools say their budget is under budget and they have no choice but to keep going.
In many cases, they are also losing a significant amount of revenue, which they say is crucial to keeping their classrooms open and the schools running.
For many years, the states budget has been based on a federal formula that calculates what schools will need to raise from each state.
But that formula has become outdated.
“If you’re going to be relying on a formula that is not consistent with reality, you’re not going to have a fair budget for education,” said Barbara Breslow, the director of education for the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Breslo says that is especially true for schools with a smaller population and fewer teachers and other school employees.
“The states, we’re the ones that have to raise all of that money and provide the services,” she said.
But some parents are not happy.
“My kids are being put in school, and then they’re not doing well, and we don’t have any money,” said Sara L. Johnson.
She works as a home health aide and said that her daughter’s classes have been canceled because she is in debt.
The district is trying to keep its schools open because it says they need extra money.
But the district says it is having a hard time finding the money to cover the cost.
The school district says the budget is in good shape, and it is looking to raise more money from private sources to cover its expenses.
Many parents are worried about the future of their children if they can’t attend school.
“Our kids are in our home,” said Johnson.
“So if we can’t afford to take them to school, then we don´t have anything,” she added.
The parents have been calling schools and sending emails and calling to ask for help.
But there is no official answer on what happens if they do not get money.
And even if they did, some parents say they would like to see their children remain at school, even if it means going home for lunch or doing homework.
“It would be nice to have our kids be at school because we’re in debt and we’re getting a little bit of slack,” said Lizzie Bresline, who is raising her four children in the Columbia City, Mississippi, school district.
She says that the district has offered to help pay for the cost of tuition, but she has not received any money yet.
“That would be great,” said Breslue.
“But they don’t seem to be doing that,” said her husband.
And with no official money, the Breslines are also concerned about the financial well-being of their families.
The Breslis are worried that their children could be homeless and lose the ability for them to pay bills.
“Some of them are really struggling financially and they can barely afford rent,” said their daughter, Lizzy Breslin.
She added that her husband works full-time, and they are hoping that his work could help them make ends meet.
“When I come home from school, my kids come home with me,” she explained.
“And we talk about school, we talk to them about the school, about the work, and about school.
And we try to make sure that we’re still going to go to school and have our children be able to attend.”
In some cases, parents are also worried about how they are going to make ends met.
For some families, school fees have increased by $10 or $15 per week, which makes it impossible for them or their children forgo school.
In other cases, some families are worried the money they have paid will not be enough to pay the bills.
Parents like Lizzies Bresallis say they have tried to make their child’s education a priority.
“She’s a senior and she needs to be a high school graduate, she’s a first-grader and she wants to go into