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My child will be subject to dismissal from PPS if Tuition payments are not received from the Payment Source as specified above. Tuition rates change from time to time (usually in September) and PPS will notify me at least sixty (60) days in advance of any Tuition increases, but I understand that if I am offered enrollment for my child for a date that is more than a week from the date I am offered enrollment, I may not get this advance notice and should instead go to the Website to verify Tuition increases for the upcoming year. Tuition increases will usually but not always occur once annually in September or October.
I understand that Parents with a child enrolled at PPS prior to September 1, 2015 could opt, prior to September 1, 2015, to pay or continue paying Tuition weekly. If I opted to pay Tuition on a weekly basis as mentioned above, I understand that five (5) Tuition payments will be due in the calendar months that have five (5) Mondays. If the monthly Tuition rate is the only Tuition rate posted on PPS’ Website, I understand that dividing the monthly Tuition rate by a factor of 4.33 determines the weekly Tuition rate (i. e., 52 weeks per calendar year divided by 12 months per calendar year).
PPS offers its early education program to children of parents who qualify for and that take part in various accredited tuition subsidy programs (such as Child Care Resources, Inc.) as long as such tuition subsidy can be paid on the same schedule as required for other non-subsidized tuition payments. Parents who participate in such a tuition subsidy program are responsible for the difference between what the tuition subsidy pays and PPS’ actual cost of weekly or monthly Tuition (which is sometimes referred to as the “market difference”).
PAYOR CONFIDENTIALITY AND RESPONSIBILITY AND PAYING TUITION IN ADVANCE: I understand that this Agreement is between PPS and me, and that PPS will not mediate collections of Tuition with parties not listed on this Agreement, such as Parents who are separated or divorced, grandparents, guardians, or any third party. Except for the Registration Fee and any advance Tuition, PPS may refuse to accept cash or personal check as a Payment Source. Advance Tuition will be paid in monthly increments at the monthly Tuition rate. I will be fully responsible for paying all Tuition by the Draft Day even if some of my child’s Tuition is paid by a non-family third party not designated below such as Child Care Resources, Inc. PPS will only discuss Tuition-related matters with the parties who have signed this Agreement; however if I want PPS to be able to discuss Tuition-related matters with someone who has not signed this Agreement, then I will first provide PPS with written notice to that effect, which will contain the person’s full name, address, phone number, the last four digits of their social security number, their date of birth, and their relation to my child.
NON-REFUNDABILITY OF REGISTRATION FEES AND TUITION: I understand that Registration Fees and any Tuition (whether the current Tuition due or any advance Tuition) I pay to PPS are non-refundable even if [a] my child becomes ill and/or cannot attend PPS, [b] I elect to withdraw my child from PPS’ program, or [c] my child is dismissed by PPS from PPS’ program for certain reasons set forth in the Parent Handbook including, but not limited to, excessive biting or unsatisfactory behavior or health conditions, before the end of the period for which the Tuition paid in advance covers; provide however that PPS may, but is not obligated to, refund certain amounts of Tuition paid for more than two (2) months in advance if PPS cannot replace the Tuition paid in advance with equivalent Tuition revenue. PPS is not obligated to abate or refund my Tuition [a] when PPS elects to close in observance of any federal, state, local or religious holiday or a Closing (defined below), [b] for the portion of the week that includes, precedes or follows New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King holiday, the Thursday before Good Friday (Maundy Thursday), Good Friday (the Friday before Easter), Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, fall break, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day, [c] for the weeks that include other national holidays, [d] the portions of a calendar year that local public and/or private schools are closed including Closings for snow, ice or other inclement weather (see Section 5 below, When Closing Occurs and Early Pick-Ups), and [e] due to a communicable disease or an outbreak or epidemic in PPS or the community, destruction of facilities due to fire, weather or other natural or human factors, other threats to the safety of students, national emergencies, loss of power or loss of hot water, or other issues that justify PPS, in PPS’ sole discretion, a temporary closure and deem such is in the best interests of PPS and/or PPS’ enrolled children (a “Closing”).
REGISTRATION, WAIT LIST POLICY AND SEPARATE BUILDINGS: It is my choice to register to be on, or to remain on, PPS’ Wait List. Being on PPS’ Wait List does not guarantee enrollment for my child at any specific time and I will not consider any estimate of an enrollment date given verbally by PPS to be valid and binding on PPS. The Wait List includes only parents who have paid a Registration Fee to PPS. Position on the Wait List is determined on a first-come, first-served basis tied to the actual time of receipt of a Registration Fee. I recognize that my child’s birthday in relation to the birthdays of other children already enrolled in an age-appropriate class at PPS may have an significant impact on PPS’ ability to offer enrollment for my child because the clustering of birthdays, especially those in an infant, toddler or two-year-old class, can have a negative impact on PPS’ legal ability to appropriately transition that child and/or other children in the respective class. All Registration Fees are not refundable and will not be credited toward my child’s Tuition. Being on the Wait List provides an enrollment priority over anyone not choosing to be on the Wait List. Parents with one or more children currently enrolled at PPS have an enrollment priority over parents who have no children enrolled at PPS (“Sibling Priority”). A parent with only one child on the Wait List will not be preempted by a parent who is prepared to enroll two or more children. Sibling Priority will impact the likelihood that my first child or subsequent children could be enrolled at PPS. For the purposes of this Agreement, an unborn child is considered enrolled if the Tuition is being paid by the Parents.
When parents/Parents on PPS’ Wait List are officially offered enrollment for their Wait Listed child and those parents/Parents elect to enroll that child, the enrollment becomes effective immediately regardless of any request by the parents/Parents for postponement of such enrollment, and Tuition will likewise be due immediately upon enrollment (and, in certain cases, upon the acceptance of an offer to enroll) regardless of whether or not the parents’/Parents’ child can begin physically attending PPS on that date. When parents/Parents on PPS’ Wait List are offered enrollment for their Wait Listed child and they elect to not enroll their child at that time, they will drop off the respective Wait List, unless they request in writing that their name go to the end of the respective Wait List; in such event the parents/Parents whose child is next on the Wait List will be offered the same slot. I understand that no communication about any aspect of enrollment is official unless it comes from the School Administrator (or in isolated circumstances, PPS’ owners) and that PPS’s other front office management have no responsibility for enrollment decisions which makes it imperative that I communicate only and directly with the School Administrator in writing on all enrollment matters. (NOTE: The adjective “respective” when modifying Wait List acknowledges that within the greater Wait List there is a Wait List for Parents who have Sibling Priority and that Wait List supersedes and preempts the Wait List for those parents who do not have Sibling Priority.)
Sibling Priority shall also apply to and include [a] any sibling who remains on PPS’ Wait List for up to one (1) year after his/her older sibling(s) graduate(s) from PPS’ Pre-Kindergarten program after being enrolled at PPS for three (3) successive years, or [b] is withdrawn in good standing from PPS after being enrolled at PPS for three (3) successive years. Relatives of an owner of PPS and certain staff positions designated by PPS have priority over any child on the Wait List. In selected cases, if a child’s parents are locally employed in the teaching profession and do not actively teach during the summer, their child may be withdrawn at the end of the public school year and re-enroll at the beginning of the following public school year without losing their enrollment position.
I understand that PPS has two (2) separate but adjacent buildings: the first/original building is known as the “Providence” building (abbreviated “PRV”) with the street address of 3031 Providence Road and the second building is known as the “Westbury” building (abbreviated “WBY”) with the street address of 3051 Providence Road. Being on the Wait List does not give me any option or preference priority over which building my child will be enrolled should my child’s name come to the top of the Wait List.
WHEN CLOSINGS OCCURS AND EARLY PICK-UPS: I understand that the conditions that define when weather-related and non-weather-related closings occur and reasons for early pick-ups are specified in the Handbook.
FEES, CHARGES AND DEPOSITS: In addition to Tuition, I agree to pay the non-refundable fees, charges and/or deposits to PPS when applicable and as mentioned in the Handbook, including, but not limited to, the Registration Fee, Payment Source Transfers, Insufficient Funds Charges, Tuition Deposits, Late Payment Charges, Late Pick-Up Charges, Late Sign-Out or Sign-In Fees, Handling Fees, Fob Fees and Convenience Fees.
ENROLLMENT PROCESS, WHEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS AND ENDS, IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS AND MEDICAL REPORTS: I understand that the conditions that define the enrollment process and when enrollment begins and ends are specified in the Handbook. I understand that PPS may delay or terminate the enrollment of my child without having to refund any Registration Fee or Tuition if I fail to provide PPS with a current medical report on PPS’ required form which will include current immunization records, and, if applicable, clear and succinct instructions, education and training to properly and legally accommodate my child’s allergy, seizure or other condition that requires an accommodation by PPS, and when appropriate signed and dated by my child’s doctors, in a form that is comprehensive and satisfactory in PPS’ sole opinion. I understand that if I cannot provide such documentation to PPS within forty-eight (48) hours after my child is offered enrollment at PPS (or whatever longer time period PPS may allow if permitted by law, or if PPS deems reasonable under certain circumstances), then PPS may fill my child’s enrollment position with another applicant and in such event my child’s name will go to the bottom of the respective Wait List. (NOTE:  Parents should refer to the Handbook for additional information on allergies, seizures or other accommodations provided by or required of PPS.  I understand that, while PPS will always do its best to make reasonable accommodates for its children, PPS is not an inclusion school and is not staffed by teachers who have been specifically educated and trained in inclusionary strategies and techniques.)
OPERATING HOURS AND DROP-OFF PROCEDURE: I understand that the operating hours are specified in the Handbook. I understand that [a] if I am enrolling a child who is not potty trained, I will do my best to avoid dropping my child off with a dirty diaper, [b] PPS may postpone my infant’s enrollment if my infant will not take a bottle, and [c] PPS may postpone the enrollment of my one-year-old or older child if my child is not fully weaned from being bottle-fed. If PPS postpones the enrollment of my child for any of the reasons mentioned in this paragraph I may choose to pay the required Tuition to insure my child will be able to attend PPS once he/she meets these requirements or I may withdraw my child from PPS. I understand that state and local regulations prevent me from changing my child’s diaper while inside of PPS’ buildings unless I get PPS’ approval in advance and adhere to the posted county-mandated diaper changing procedure.