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Tates Creek Social Studies Assignment Confuses Some Parents

Posted at 11:00 AM, Nov 07, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A homework assignment at Tates Creek Middle caused some confusion amongst parents.

The assignment, an official-looking letter stating that students would be asked to pay .10 cents a copy for paper, was sent to LEX 18 by multiple people.

“Starting on January 3, 2019, all Tates Creek Middle School students will be charged ten cents per piece of copy paper given. For example, if a student has a four-page test to take, before he/she will be given the test, he/she must pay the teacher forty cents; the teacher will track the cost on the multiple receipt form and turn in the money every day to help cover the cost of paper and copier maintenance.  If the student chooses not to pay, he/she will get an incomplete on the assignment, even if it is an achievement grade,” reads the letter.

LEX 18 reached out to the school and officials with the school say it’s an assignment to teach kids about the stamp act and the concept of “no taxation without representation.”

The school says they are getting multiple phone calls too and assure parents they are not charging children for supplies.