John explained that his child’s class was having a pizza party, and the teacher had been requesting $5 from the parents for the last week to help pay for it. John’s daughter suffers from disordered eating due to mental health issues and is currently in therapy.
Who is Right in This Situation?
One mother suggested John talk to the school and ask why contributing money to a special event wasn’t optional. “You never know what other parents are being bullied into paying this money as well,” she added.
Another person remarked that this isn’t money for school lunch; it’s money for a special event that John’s daughter isn’t even participating in. “I had a similar issue with a teacher last year, and she took it out on my kid later. So even though you are not wrong, I guess be aware,” they warned.