I attend the American International School (AIS) in Vienna, Austria. I is known as the most expensive private school in austria and lately the executive board and the director have started to get some f*cked up ideas. Currently, the yearly tuition fee for the school is €15,000. But for next year, the board is going to try to raise the tuition fee by 30% !!!!!!!!! Is it just me or is this the most messed up idea anyone has ever got. It would be outragous if they increased the tuition by 4% but what about 30%. This would bring the yearly tuition fee to €20,000. The board has said that they plan to increase the faculty salary for the next years and then they will invest €500,000 in the renovation of the school for the next year. C´mon, the school was renovated almost entirely during the summer. Then they want to introduce a financial aid plan for the people who pay for the school out of their own pockets. This plan will reduce the yearly tuition fee by 15% but it will still raise the yearly fee by 15% so that won´t help them. Money will also be invested in other parts but I won´t bore you with those.
How can this board which is obviously filled with idiots even think about raising the tuition price a single percent during this global economic situation. If this proposal is passed tomorrow at the general assembly, I can assure you that at least 150 of the about 700 people which are currently enrolled will leave the school next year.
What are your reactions to this plan?
I say that the entire board shall RESIGN.