Fair warning, please

Surrey – The Editor, Re: “Consult parents on costly trips,” the Now, Jan. 30.

I agree that parents should have some input in the planning of school trips. At the very least, advance warning of the plans should be given, so a parent can lay the groundwork, whether that be stipulating that the child might have to contribute somehow, or that family finance priorities for the year won’t allow for an expensive trip.

I am grateful that I never had to face the topic with my son – there was enough pressure on us just to meet the basics our budget could provide.

Lee Beliveau,

Surrey