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300 per day..Meaning, I can only take 300USD per day per account out from the ATM. From the US Banks
Yes, I even filed my contract as well as my blueprints with the bank so they know why I need the money. And its, personal not business account. What I may do is open a business banking account in the US and try sending that way. Thanks for your reply.
Thanks for the advice. I will look into this
I’m moving myself and my twin 5 years olds to CR (Puerto Viejo) in Jan 2016. I was wondering about private education vs. public education. Do any of you have any advice on education for small children in Costa Rica? when I was there last I visited a few local schools but I’m not sure if they are the right fit for children just learning the English language. Your thoughts/advice?[/quote]
I forgot to mention that I currently live in the US, and myself nor my children are CR citizens.
[quote=”Scott”]It may have changed – and I certainly hope it has – but I don’t believe that home-schooling is legal in Costa Rica…
Here in the US we can home school kids from 5-18; the only requirement is a WiFi connection for virtual learning environment, the ability to order books and take regularly scheduled tests. So, I guess its home schooling and virtual learning. I’m just kicking tires to see what may work best for my little ones.
[quote=”costaricafinca”]FYI, you may want to read the information [url=http://costarica.angloinfo.com/information/family/schooling-education/the-school-system/]posted here[/url] on the age requirements for enrolling in Gr. 1
Public schools may not permit ‘tourists’ to enroll in the school system, nor will their education be accredited for use in their home country should you decide to return.
There was an article last year, where the Minister of Education, said it was [i]’now accepted here, that it actually takes two years of public schooling to complete the requirements for 1st grade’. [/i]
The schools hours tend to be half days, and often send the students home if the teacher calls in sick or doesn’t turn up, with no advance notice. No substitute teachers.
Rural schools[/url] are more likely to be in the need of repair
School officials [i]may[/i] allow them to attend, once you present their ‘[i]combrobante’ [/i]meaning that Immigration has accepted their [url=http://www.costaricalaw.com/Immigration-and-Residency/residency-general-information-and-summary.html]application for residency.[/url] You must also provide proof of inoculations.
Private school offer better education although they are not cheap.
Thanks so much for this valuable information. I’m thinking private school with a little private tutoring at home.
If you can afford it definitely take them to private. Most middle and upper class people here know the truth about public schools here which are mediocre at best
sad to say
If you cannot afford private then home school them.. with a supporting sport to help with discipline
Thanks so much for the advice.