GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
TO CONTRACT FOR TUITION OF STUDENTS BETWEEN ST. GEORGE SCHOOL EOOD AND
PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF THE STUDENTS, EDUCATED IN THE SCHOOL

I. SUBJECT MATTER OF THE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1.1. These General Terms and Conditions hereby set out the terms and conditions for entering into Contract for Tuition of STUDENTS in St. George International School (hereinafter referred to as the “SCHOOL”). They stipulate the relations between the SCHOOL and the STUDENTS’ PARENTS/GUARDIANS during the STUDENT’S regulated school time.

1.2. The contract with the SCHOOL may be signed after application and procedure for admission and enrollment of the STUDENT in the SCHOOL pursuant to the adopted rules and fully paid Admission Fee.

1.2.1 No tuition contract with the SCHOOL can be entered into for a STUDENT who has not been subject to the admission and enrollment procedure;

1.2.2. No admission procedure is carried out if the contract is signed for the next grade and refers to a student who has already been enrolled in the SCHOOL, unless the student passes to the next educational stage. No Admission Fee is paid in this case.

1.2.3. The admission procedure is also carried out in the following cases:

1.2.3.1. The STUDENT applies to the SCHOOL for the first time;

1.2.3.2. In all cases, if the STUDENT has not been enrolled or has not attended the SCHOOL for more than 6 /six/ calendar months;

1.2.3.3. The contract has been terminated by wish or by fault of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, including due to full or partial failure to pay or delay of payment of any fee according to the Tuition contract.

1.3. The STUDENT is provided with:

1.3.1. Tuition pursuant to the State Educational Standards of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria, the effective regulatory acts within the System of the preschool and school education, Cambridge Primary School for Primary Education and Cambridge International School for primary, secondary education, IGCSE and GCE A Level (according to the age of the STUDENT), under a programme coordinated with the Regional Education Management – Sofia – city.

1.3.2. Sports activities depending on the age included in the compulsory curriculum of the SCHOOL;

1.3.3. Identification of logopaedic status – twice a year until 4th /fourth/ grade;

1.3.4. Qualified medical care pursuant to Ordinance № 3 / 2000 of the Ministry of Health and the Health Act;

1.3.5. Other activities related to the compulsory curriculum.

1.4. The STUDENT is considered admitted to the SCHOOL after:

1.4.1. Approval for admission after carrying out a procedure for admission and enrollment according to the age of the STUDENT in order to examine the knowledge for the respective grade, the learning abilities, forms of socialisation, group adaptation; identifying the English and Bulgarian language fluency level;

1.4.2. Signing a Tuition Contract with the SCHOOL, payment of the Guarantee deposit, payment of the Tuition Fee /or first instalment/ and other payments due according to the Payment Plan;

II. TERM OF THE CONTRACT

2.1. The duration of the Tuition Contract shall be defined in each individual contract.

2.1.1 The period of the Tuition Contract can cover a stage of education as follows: Preparatory group – IV grade, V – VII grade; VIII – X grade and XI-XII grade. In all cases, upon its own discretion, the SCHOOL reserves its right to conclude or to refuse conclusion of a contract for a stage of education.

2.2. The Tuition Contract is signed until 30th /thirtieth/ of April of the current year for the next school year at the STUDENT’s passing to the next grade in the SCHOOL, except for the cases when the Tuition Contract has been concluded for a stage of education. In case of signed Tuition contract for a stage of education, the Payment Plan for the next school year shall be signed until 30th /thirtieth/ of April of the current year.

2.3. The Tuition Fee or any part thereof (upon payment rescheduling), as per the Payment Plan, should be paid until 31st /thirty first/ of May of the current year.

2.4. In case the PARENTS/GUARDIANS fail to sign the Tuition contract for the next academic year until the date set out in article 2.2 and/or fail to sign the Payment Plan for the next school year at concluded Tuition contract for a stage of education, and/or fail to settle the payment under article 2.3, the SCHOOL is not obliged to keep the place of the STUDENT.

III. FINANCIAL CONDITIONS

3.1. The Tuition fee is in the amount set out in the Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition contract.

3.1.1. When singing a Contract for a stage of education (respectively preparatory group -IV, V-VII, VIII-X and XI-XII grade), the fixed Tuition fee growth for each of the following school years is amounting to 2.5 % per year, compared to the previous year, with the added index of the increase of the average annual salary of the employed persons under an employment relationship in the private sector “Education” and/or the growth of the average annual consumer price index for the respective year at the discretion of the CEO of St. George International School EOOD.

3.1.2. In case of a concluded one-year Tuition contract and at continuing of the education of the STUDENT during the next school year, the Tuition fee shall be in the amount of the announced fee for the newly enrolled STUDENTS for the following year.

3.1.3. The financial terms and conditions for each subsequent school year or for a stage of education shall be announced not later than 1st of February of the current year. They are determined on the basis of the number of school days during the next school year, inflation, wage costs and staff qualification, developed and implemented training programs, improving the quality of the offered hereto and others at the discretion of the competent authority. Fees information is available at www.stgeorgeschool.eu.

3.1.4. Upon enrollment of a student after 15 /fifteenth/ September, the Tuition fee and the Food fee shall be reduced proportionally to the missed number of school days as of 15 /fifteenth/ September until the day of the enrollment of the student. Educational resources fee, Exams fee and Guarantee deposit are not reduced.

3.1.5. Annexes to the Tuition Contract may be entered into as they would settle the relations in terms of article 6.1.6. and article 7.1.9., or others.

3.2. Terms and deadlines for payment of the Tuition Fee

3.2.1. The amounts due under the Tuition Contract shall be paid in Bulgarian levs (BGN) as per the exchange rate of the Bulgarian National Bank on the date of payment, to a bank account specified in the Tuition Contract.

3.2.2. The deadlines for payment of the Tuition Fee are set out in the Payment Plan, an integral part to the Tuition contract. The SCHOOL shall issue an invoice for each instalment according to the chosen Payment Plan and shall email the invoice or send it to the PARENT/GUARDIAN profile at the ePayment Portal of “St. George” International School. In any case, the SCHOOL reserves its right to refuse rescheduling of fees under a Payment plan, an integral part of the Tuition contract of the STUDENT.

3.2.3. By signing of the Tuition contract, together with the Payment plan, PARENTS/GUARDIANS are considered to be informed of the amount, the terms and conditions of payment of the due Tuition fee and other fees, related to administration and organisation of the educational process.

3.2.4. In case Tuition fee and/ or other due to the SCHOOL fees have not been paid within the stipulated period, the SCHOOL would have no obligation to send notification or an invitation to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS to pay.

3.3. Guarantee payment.

3.3.1. PARENTS/GUARDIANS are obliged to pay the SCHOOL a Guarantee deposit – a lump sum guarantee payment in the amount determined by the CEO of St. George International School EOOD within 3 /three/ working days as of signing of the Tuition contract;

3.3.2. The guarantee deposit can be used and assumed by the SCHOOL in the following cases:

3.3.2.1. It serves as a guarantee for keeping the place of the STUDENT until payment of the Tuition Fee. In case the PARENTS/GUARDIANS fail to make the payment under the Tuition contract as per the Payment Plan attached thereto, the guarantee deposit is not a subject to reimbursement;

3.3.2.2. As a compensation for damages caused by the STUDENT to the facilities used for the tuition process, to the movable and immovable property used by the SCHOOL;

3.3.2.3. As a compensation, in case of non-return in due time by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS when terminating the Tuition contract, including but not limited to loss, damage, destruction and others of textbooks, school accessories and materials, provided by the SCHOOL.

3.3.2.4. For covering of any amounts due and not paid in relation to the Tuition contract and/or Annexes thereof and/or other fees and amounts due to the SCHOOL, including amounts due for Activities by Interest or Individual care fee;

3.3.2.5. For covering of any amounts due and unpaid, for events attended by the STUDENT, or for school necessities received by the STUDENT or the PARENTS/ GUARDIANS, including for covering the amount for the reissue of card/s for access to the building of the SCHOOL, in case of loss or damage pursuant to the Regulations for Access to the building (http://stgeorgeschool.bg/?page_id=14020&lang=bg);

3.3.2.6. For covering penalties and compensations due under the Tuition contract and the Payment plan;

3.3.2.7. As a compensation if a STUDENT fails to attend in SCHOOL on the date, fixed in the Tuition contract and termination of the Tuition contract with the SCHOOL.

3.3.2.8. As a penalty in case of a filed claim by the PARENTS/ GUARDIANS of the STUDENT for termination of a concluded Tuition Contract for the next school year that was submitted during the period as of the date of signing the Tution contract to 15.09 of the current school year.

3.3.2.9. To cover due amounts at using the underground parking servicing the SCHOOL (pursuant to Regulations for use of a parking and the Tariffs to it).

3.3.3. By signing these General Terms & Conditions, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS are hereby considered informed in advance that in case of using any amounts from the guarantee deposit, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS are obliged to recover the full amount of the guarantee deposit within 14 /fourteen/ calendar days as of receiving the notice for that by the SCHOOL. If they fail to do so, the SCHOOL may take the measures under Section IV and Section V of these General Terms and Conditions.

3.3.4. The remaining unused amount of the guarantee deposit, after deducting of all due amounts, is a subject to reimbursement to a bank account specified by both PARENTS/GUARDIANS within 14 /fourteen/ calendar days as of the later of the following two events: termination of the Tuition contract or ending the tuition of the STUDENT in the SCHOOL.

3.3.5. In case of continuing the STUDENT’S education in the SCHOOL, the guarantee deposit is transferred for the next school year.

3.3.6. In case of continuing the education of a CHILD from St. George Kindergarten in the SCHOOL, the guarantee deposit is transferred for the tuition in the SCHOOL. In this case the PARENTS/GUARDIANS should further add to the guarantee deposit up to the amount announced by the CEO of St. George International School EOOD for the school year for which the Tuition contract with the SCHOOL is entered into.

3.4. The annual fee for educational resources and exams includes:

3.4.1. Using and subscribing to on-line platforms, main and additional textbooks, personal student’s organiser, notebooks, a package of notebooks for classwork and homework, mark book, student’s card, stationery, fine art materials, practical trainings and other, in accordance with the approved programme;

3.4.2. Exams for Cambridge Primary Checkpoint, Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint, IGCSE and A-level, corresponding to the age of the student;

3.5. When signing the Tuition contract, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS submit Application/s through the online platform for the following services for which additional fee is paid:

3.5.1. Food:

3.5.1.1. During school days the SCHOOL provides the following meals for the STUDENT in the canteen of the SCHOOL: morning breakfast, light meal at 10.00 a.m., lunch and afternoon snack;

3.5.1.2. The PARENTS/GUARDIANS are informed about the price of the food for one day, depending on the menu they have chosen;

3.5.1.3. Food Fee is calculated on the basis of the number of school days until the end of the second school term for the respective grade and is paid in one or two instalments according to the Payment Plan. The used amount is recorded at the cash desk of the canteen through a personal identification card of each STUDENT.  In case on the individual account of the STUDENT is unused amount for food, it is returned to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, the recapitulation being made on an annual basis, after the end of the second school term, for the respective grade.

Recapitulation is not allowed in the following cases: 1. For the days when the STUDENT was absent and did not provide a medical document for the absences and/or 2. For the days when the STUDENT was absent and there was no good reason for that pursuant to the Attendance Policy of the SCHOOL and the requirements of the Bulgarian legislation (http://stgeorgeschool.bg/?page_id=15413&lang=bg).

3.5.1.4. Denial of food may be made only in case of medical problem of the STUDENT requiring the observance of strict dietary regime. Pursuant to instructions of the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, AS AN EXCEPTION, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS are granted authorization for providing food prepared by them at home. In this case, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS submit a signed Application to the reception of the SCHOOL and enclose documents verifying the STUDENT’S need of a diet – a decision by the Territorial Expert Medical Commission or a medical certificate issued by a commission or a specialist for the respective disease. The Application and the enclosed documents are reviewed by the management within 7 /seven/ working days. In case of impossibility to provide the food required for the STUDENT, is made a decision for termination of the service by the SCHOOL. The home-made food is delivered to the SCHOOL on daily basis, packed in disposable utensils with the names of the STUDENT specified on them. The liability for the quality and safety of such homemade food and any possible consequences thereof is fully borne by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS.

3.5.1.5. In the event that until 30 /thirtieth/ April of the current year the PARENTS/GUARDIANS do not request the food service for the next school year and do not make payment until 31 /thirty-first/ May, the SCHOOL may terminate the Tuition contract for the stage of education, or with the PARENTS/GUARDIANS shall be signed a new Tuition contract as in this case it would be a subject to conditions and fees announced for the newly accepted students.

3.5.2. Freshly-squeezed juice:

3.5.2.1. The PARENT/GUARDIAN may require the everyday consumption of freshly-squeezed juice (fresh) by the STUDENT during the school days, as this would be a subject to additional payment. Fresh fee is formed on the basis of the number of school days until the end of the second term for the respective grade and is paid in one or two instalments, as per the Payment Plan.

3.5.2.2. Denial of the consumption of fresh may be made only by additionally filled in and signed application for amendment of the choice and submitted to the reception of the SCHOOL. The amendment becomes effective 7 /seven/ working days after its being stated. In case under the individual account of the STUDENT there is a remaining amount for fresh which was not used, it is reimbursed to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, as the recapitulation is made on an annual basis and after the end of the second term for the respective class. Recapitulation is not allowed in the following cases: 1. For the days when the STUDENT was absent and did not provide a medical document for that and/ or 2. For the days when the STUDENT was absent and there wasn’t a good reason for that pursuant to the Attendance Policy of the SCHOOL and the requirements of the Bulgarian legislation (http://stgeorgeschool.bg/?page_id=15413&lang=bg).

3.5.3. “Activities by interests” of the STUDENTS include:

3.5.1. Group or individual activities aimed at the personal development and improvement of the STUDENT within the time limits set by the SCHOOL, in different thematic areas. The  PARENTS/ GUARDIANS may request “Activities by interest” as per additionally set schedule,  through the on-line platform of the SCHOOL or by e-mail by interest, but not later than 30 /thirtieth/ April – for the first school term and not later than 31 /thirty-first/ December – for the second term.

3.5.3.2. For the requested “Activities by interests”, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS of the STUDENT owe a fee that includes the amount of the stated “Activities by interests”. For the first school term the fee shall be paid until 31 /thirty-first/ of May of the current year, and for the second term of study – until 31 / thirty-first/ of January of the following year. In the event of a refusal of attendance (regardless of the reasons for the refusal) or of the absence of the STUDENT from the requested “Activities by interests”, and if the activities are not carried out due to the fault outside of the SCHOOL, the due fee (or part of thereof) shall not be refundable.

3.6. Provision of services such as “Green”and “White” schools and other organised events is made after additional payment by the PARENTS/ GUARDIANS of the STUDENT.

3.7. Against additional payment and at written request on behalf of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS through the on-line platform of the SCHOOL or following an explicit written request according to the specified order and term, the SCHOOL can provide “individual care” for the STUDENT during school days after 3.40 p.m., should there be no activities of interest stated, or after 5:15 pm if there was one “Activities by interests” block stated.  The fee amount is determined by the SCHOOL and specified in the Tuition contract. The PARENTS/GUARDIANS may request this service in advance up to 3 /three/ working days at e-mail reception@stgeorgeschool.eu, and the SCHOOL reserves the right to refuse the service. The duration of the stay shall be documented in a protocol signed by a representative of the SCHOOL and PARENT or by a person authorized to pick up the STUDENT.

3.8. The transport service is provided to the STUDENT in the school days, upon PARENTS/GUARDIANS’ request, as for that purpose they may conclude an explicit individual contract for transport with selected by the SCHOOL transportation company/ driver under determined by it, for the respective school year, tariff for transportation. The SCHOOL is not a party under the concluded contract and is not responsible for any damage and harm caused due to incorrect performance of the transportation contract, including, but not limited to, the quality of the service, the schedule, the routes, as it does not owe any compensations or penalties.

3.9. Discounts

3.9.1. In case of tuition of a second and every other STUDENT of one

family enrolled in the SCHOOL and/or St. George Kindergarten, a discount from the Tuition Fee may apply according to a decision made by the Manager of Private Secondary School St. George EOOD.

3.9.2. In case any payments pursuant to the Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition contract, and/or pursuant to any annexes or arrangements to them, and/or services when applicable, a guarantee deposit (including in the cases under art. 3.3.3. above), as well as and/ or Fees for Use of Education Resources and Exams are not paid within 10 /ten/ working days as of the quoted in the Payment plan, in the invoices or in the e-mail correspondence period, all applied discounts from fees under the Tuition contract and the Payment plan to it, agreements to it, or previous written annexes or agreements will become invalid and the PARENTS/GUARDIANS owe the full amount of the fees, determined by the CEO of St. George International School for the respective current school year. The Payment plan with the invalid discounts to the current Tuition contract of the STUDENT is to be sent by e-mail to the PARENTS/ GUARDIANS, as it becomes effective and is applied as of the day following the 10 /ten/ working days delay of the stated in the Payment plan, in issued invoices or in the electronic correspondence periods.

3.9.3. In case any of the payments under the Payment plan, an integral part of the Tuition contract, and/ or the services (whenever applicable), the fees for selected “Activities by interest”, the guarantee deposit (including the cases under art. 3.3.3. above), including and/ or the Fee for Use of Educational resources and exams, and those signed for a stage of education have not been paid in full within 10 /ten/ working days as of the date which is stated in the Payment plan, in the issued invoices or in the electronic correspondence periods, the SCHOOL may terminate the Tuition contract or may sign a new one with the PARENTS/ GUARDIANS, at conditions and fees, valid for new-coming students, or it may refuse to sign a contract for the next school year.

IV. LIABILITY IN CASE OF FAILURE TO PAY

4.1. If a due fee pursuant to the Payment plan, inseparable part of the Tuition contract, and/ or fee for requested Activities by interest, guarantee deposit (including in the cases under art. 3.3.3. above), Admission fee or other due payments to the SCHOOL, fully or partially, are not paid within the stipulated periods, except for the consequences set in the Contract, the General Terms & Conditions and the applicable legislation, the PARENTS/ GUARDIANS shall owe to the SCHOOL penalty for delay to the amount of 0,5% / zero point five tenths percent/ over the due amount per each day of delay, however not more than 20% /twenty percent/ of the due amount. In case the Tuition Fee payment is not sufficient to cover the calculated penalty and the capital, it is necessary the penalty to be paid first and afterwards the principal. Over the remaining principal will be calculated penalty for delay until the moment of its full payment.

4.2. In case of failure to pay the full or any part of the Tuition Fee, including payments due under the Tuition Contract, together with a Payment Plan thereto, including fees for requested Activities by interests, guarantee deposit (including the fee under art. 3.3.3. above), Admission fee, etc., within 10 /ten/ working days after the expiration of the deadlines, in addition to the other consequences as provided for in the General Terms and Conditions and the applicable law, the SCHOOL may send written warning, giving the deadline of 10 /ten/ working days for payment, with the strict notice that after the expiry of the deadline it is entitled to terminate the Tuition Contract with immediate effect. The termination is performed by a unilateral written statement to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, without any additional time period for performance.

V. TERMINATION OF THE TUITION CONTRACT. REIMBURSEMENT OF PAID FEES

5.1. The Tuition Contract is terminated:

5.1.1. Upon expiration of the term of validity thereof;

5.1.2. By mutual consent expressed in writing;

5.1.3. With one month written notice by any of the Parties served to the other Party without stating the reasons for terminating the contract;

5.1.4. Unilaterally, by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, without one month written notice and by paying of all due amounts and the penalty as per article 5.4. below;

5.1.5. In case of permanent deterioration of the STUDENT’S medical condition or other reasons that makes him/her unable to continue the education as per the curriculum for the respective academic year;

5.1.6. If due to healthy reasons a need for a personal assistant to the STUDENT has been specified and the PARENTS/GUARDIANS fail to provide such – with one month notice;

5.1.7. In case of imposing a penalty on the student as per the legal regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Rules of Procedure of the SCHOOL;

5.1.8. Upon closing the SCHOOL;

5.1.9. In case of full or partial failure to pay the Tuition Fee, including payments due according to Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition contract and/ or any other amounts due for requested Activities by interest, a guarantee deposit (including in the cases under art. 3.3.3. above), Admission fee, due penalties or due amounts for use of an underground parking – pursuant to art. 4.2. above;

5.1.10. In case of force majeure events (war or destructive natural disasters, such as flood, earthquake, fire and disasters of other similar nature), which make the building unusable for its intended purpose or which make the fulfilment of the SCHOOL’S obligations impossible for a period longer than 6 /six/ months – with unilateral notice submitted by the SCHOOL to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS. In this case, the termination is in force as of the date of receipt of the SCHOOL’S notice by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS.

5.1.11. The SCHOOL has the right to terminate the Tuition Contract and upon discretion of the CEO of St. George International School EOOD, when the  STUDENT, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS or any other persons authorized thereby violate the General Terms and Conditions, the Rules of Organisation of the access to the building, the legal regulation documents of the SCHOOL, including the Policies and Procedures, announced at the website of the SCHOOL (http://stgeorgeschool.bg/?page_id=9474&lang=bg),  at a failure of PARENTS/GUARDIANS to appear to a PARENTS/GUARDIANS meeting following an individual invitation extended by the Principle of the SCHOOL, by the pedagogical staff or by the management of the SCHOOL without a reasonable excuse, as well as in case of performance of acts by which they harm the reputation of the SCHOOL and/ or of the teachers, the students and the administrative staff. The termination is made by unilateral written statement to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, without notice and without any additional time period for performance.

5.1.12. If after the entry into force of the contract it is found that the PARENTS/GUARDIANS have provided untrue, incorrect or incomplete information about the STUDENT’s health, physiological or other personal peculiarities (including individual educational needs, physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, sensory, emotional, creative development of the STUDENT towards children of the same age group) – with one month notice.

5.2. In the events under articles 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.1.5., 5.1.6., 5.1.7.,5.1.8, 5.1.10, 5.1.11 and 5.1.12., the SCHOOL is obliged to reimburse the PARENTS/GUARDIANS with the proportionate part of the paid Tuition Fee to a bank account specified by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS  within 14 /fourteen/ working days after the termination of the contract enters into force and after the return of the textbooks, educational appliances and materials. The refund is based on the requested leaving date, according to the following periods: from 15.09. to 31.10. – 25% of the Tuition fee is refunded; from 01.11. to 31.01. –  20% of the Tuition fee is refunded, from 01.02. to 31.03. –  15% of the Tuition fee is refunded; after 01.04. –  10% of the Tuition fee is refunded. Fees for educational resources and Exams are not refundable.

5.2.1. In the events under articles 5.2.1, 5.1.3, 5.1.4. 5.1.5, 5.1.6., 5.1.7., 5.1.8., 5.1.10., 5.1.11. and 5.1.12 and in case the PARENT/ GUARDIAN requested rescheduling of the obligations under the due amounts, for the following periods: from 15.09 to 31.10 of the current year the PARENTS/ GUARDIANS owe to the SCHOOL 75% of the full tuition fee for the present / current/ school year, independently of the requested way of rescheduling; from 01.11 to 31.01. – they owe 80% of the Tuition fee, from 01.02 to 31.03 – they owe 85%; after 01. 04 – they owe 90% of the Tuition fee.

5.3. In case of continuous absence of the STUDENT due to medical reasons, which continues more than 1 /one/ month, the SCHOOL is obliged to reimburse the PARENTS/GUARDIANS with part of the paid Tuition Fee. The amount to be reimbursed is calculated for the days as from the 30th /thirtieth/ day until the first day of attendance of the STUDENT and upon submission of medical documents for the absences. This does not apply if the STUDENT has been provided with distant learning and teaching materials by e-mail or otherwise.

5.4. Upon termination of this contract unilaterally by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, without observing the 30 /thirty/ calendar days’ notice period, they owe the SCHOOL a penalty in Bulgarian levs equal to EUR 1000 /one thousand euro/ according to the exchange rate of the Bulgarian National Bank, which may be deducted from the guarantee deposit.

5.5. The Tuition Fee is not a subject to reimbursement in case the STUDENT’s absence is different from the absences under articles 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.1.5., 5.1.6., 5.1.7, 5.1.8, 5.1.10, 5.1.11 and 5.1.12 and 5.3. herein above.

5.6 The SCHOOL has the right to make objection to an outstanding contract and not to fulfil an obligation for reimbursement of fees on the grounds of articles 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.1.5., 5.1.6., 5.1.7, 5.1.8, 5.1.10, 5.1.11 and 5.1.12. and 5.3., if the SCHOOL has receivables from the PARENTS/GUARDIANS under the Tuition Contract  and/or additionally requested Activities by interest and other services, including and/ or Fees for use of educational resources and exams, food, guarantee deposit, parking fees, penalties, where the PARENTS/GUARDIANS have failed to make any payments for such receivables, until full repayment of the obligations of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS.

5.7. The termination of the Tuition Contract does not extinguish/ terminate any of the financial rights or obligations of each Party, which have occurred before the date of termination and have not been fully or partially fulfilled.

VI. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARENTS/ GUARDIANS

6.1. Rights of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

6.1.1 To receive high quality tuition and care for the STUDENT;

6.1.2. To receive tuition of the STUDENT according to the approved curriculum;

6.1.3. To be informed about the development, behaviour and the results of the STUDENT;

6.1.4. To maintain communication with the team taking care of the STUDENT, as well as to have access to the building in a way that does not violate the order and the organisation of the SCHOOL as provided for in the Rules of Procedure of the SCHOOL, as well as the Rules of organisation the access to the building and the Rules for Use of parking, etc.

6.1.5. To be informed about:

6.1.5.1. Curriculum, Rules of Procedure of the SCHOOL, Rules of organisation of the access to the building, Rules for Use of a Parking, legislative and internal documents of the school (http://stgeorgeschool.bg/?page_id=9474&lang=bg) and with the teachers;

6.1.5.2. The Tuition Fee and all other fees and costs, pursuant to the present Tuition contract, as well as with the payment deadlines.

6.1.6. To request, in return of additional payment set out by the SCHOOL, additional activities in disciplines the STUDENT fails to cover the average academic results for his/her alumni. The above is allowed only at the discretion of the SCHOOL’s management.

6.2. Obligations of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

6.2.1. To submit within the deadline defined by the SCHOOL any information that is required or might be required for the fulfilment of the SCHOOL’s obligations under this contract – in relation to the medical, physiological or other personal specifications of the STUDENT (including individual educational needs, difficulties in the physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, sensory, emotional, creative development of the STUDENT compared to the children in the same age group), requirements, etc.; In case such information is not provided during the defined deadline, the SCHOOL can refuse the student access to class.

6.2.2. To keep regular contact with the people designated for communication and the management of the SCHOOL according to the specified order;

6.2.3. To check and sign the STUDENT’s mark book and personal organizer on regular basis as well as the notices from the SCHOOL for the academic progress of the STUDENT when required;

6.2.4. To attend all organised parent’s meetings and if invited to individual meetings with the Principal, the pedagogical staff or the management of the SCHOOL in relation to the tuition and the behaviour of the STUDENT;

6.2.5. To assist the SCHOOL if needed for observing the order, discipline, the successful tuition process and the normal personal development of the STUDENT;

6.2.6. Prior to the first school day of every school year or “green school”, if the STUDENT attends, to submit to the SCHOOL a Personal Medical Health Card /PMHC/ of the STUDENT with immunisations made, medical certificate for lack of contact with contagiously ill persons and medical documents for found allergies of the STUDENT, if any;

6.2.7. Not to allow the STUDENT to attend classes in case of:

6.2.7.1. Deteriorated medical condition. In this case, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS are obliged to immediately inform the SCHOOL about the nature of the disease, including if this is contagious disease, as well as to submit a medical document for the disease and the time period of home treatment. Before the STUDENT starts attending the SCHOOL again, to provide a medical note by the general practitioner;

6.2.7.2. Presence of parasites. In this case, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS are obliged to immediately inform the SCHOOL and to submit a medical note issued by the general practitioner before the STUDENT starts attending the SCHOOL again.

6.2.8. Not to allow the STUDENT to bring with him/her and/or to go to SCHOOL with things, objects, substances, illicit substances, etc. that are or might be potentially dangerous for the health and/or the security of the other students or the SCHOOL’s staff;

6.2.9. Not to allow the STUDENT to be absent from classes without acceptable reasons, and to undertake measures upon receiving a notification from the SCHOOL about any problems with the tuition and the behaviour of the STUDENT during the educational and study process, the stay in the SCHOOL, the organised excursions, the green and white schools and others alike;

6.2.10. To inform the SCHOOL in writing about any change occurred in the family or in the STUDENT’s status, which is important for the fulfilment of the obligations under this contract;

6.2.11. To observe the provisions of the Rules of Procedure  of the SCHOOL and to procure the observance thereof by the STUDENT, including to all legislative and internal documents of the SCHOOL (http://stgeorgeschool.bg/?page_id=9474&lang=bg), and also not to omit acts that damage the reputation of the SCHOOL and/ or the teachers, students and the administrative staff;

6.2.12. To sign declaration of consent or dissent in any case the STUDENT leaves the SCHOOL in relation to the organized events by the SCHOOL;

6.2.13. At the beginning of each school year, to sign and submit to the SCHOOL a declaration for the medical condition of the student that describes in details all medical problems of the STUDENT, if any, as well as any other declarations whatsoever required by the SCHOOL. Any change in the health of the STUDENT should be immediately communicated in writing to the SCHOOL, which is not responsible for the STUDENT’S health condition in case of untimely reporting;

6.2.14. To support the SCHOOL in its efforts to achieve its study and educational purposes;

6.2.15. To assist for the good image and to protect the traditions of the SCHOOL;

6.2.16. To discuss and to try to solve any problems that have occurred in relation to the STUDENT or to the tuition process, together with the person designated for communication and the Principal of the SCHOOL;

6.2.17. To ensure the required items of the STUDENT’s school uniform and to send the STUDENT to school in clean and neat appearance according to the Uniform Policy of the SCHOOL;

6.2.18. To observe all provisions of the Tuition Contract entered into with the SCHOOL in relation to the provision of high quality education, the organisation and administration of the obligatory and facultative curriculum of the SCHOOL and other after the end of the school day;

6.2.19. To pay the Tuition Fee and any other fees and expenses under the conditions and within the time periods set out in the Payment Plan and/ or invoices or the electronic correspondence in these General Terms and Conditions, the fees for Activities by interest, and the fees for stay in the underground parking, used by the SCHOOL, the due penalties;

6.2.20. In case necessary and upon request by the management of the SCHOOL, to provide a personal assistant for the STUDENT on their own account, with the requisite qualifications, with a pure judicial past (proven by presenting a current  Certificate of conviction), in compliance with and observing the provisions of the Rules of Procedure  of the SCHOOL and the Rules of organisation of the access to the building, Rules for Use of parking and other regulatory and internal documents of the SCHOOL (http://stgeorgeschool.bg/?page_id=9474&lang=bg). In any case, and in case of fulfilment of the conditions under the previous sentence, the SCHOOL reserves the right to refuse access to the third person – personal assistant. In the event an assistant is not provided within the required period, the SCHOOL could terminate the Tuition contract.

VII. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE SCHOOL

7.1. Rights of the SCHOOL:

7.1.1 To receive from the PARENTS/GUARDIANS all information that is required or may be required for the fulfilment of its obligations under this contract – in relation to the medical, physiological or other personal characteristics of the STUDENT (including individual educational needs, difficulties in the physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, sensory, emotional, creative development of the STUDENT compared to the children in the same age group), requirements, etc.;

7.1.2. To impose sanctions on the STUDENT in case of committed violations in compliance with the applicable legal regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science and the effective Rules of Procedure  of the SCHOOL and current policies of the SCHOOL;

7.1.3. To ask for the PARENTS/GUARDIANS’ assistance for carrying out activities of joint nature;

7.1.4. To define and apply efficient forms and methods of study and education;

7.1.5. To define the rules for behaviour, school uniform and appearance of the STUDENT;

7.1.6. To send to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS or to publish pictures or video materials captured during the tuition process, out-of-school activities, contests, excursions, etc. as part of its communication policy. Publications may be made on the official website and on other webpages, documents, articles and publications in school and other media, presentations, advertising materials, etc. By signing the Tuition contract, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS express their consent to this effect. In case of dissent, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS sign a declaration to refuse capturing, including shooting videos with the STUDENT;

7.1.7. Not to admit the STUDENT in class in the cases as provided for in article 6.2.1., 6.2.7 and 6.2.20.

7.1.8. To receive a Tuition Fee and any other payments due under the terms and conditions set forth in the Tuition contract and the associated Payment Plan, including requested Activities by interests, parking fees, food, guarantee deposit, etc.

7.1.9. To recommend and agree with the PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

7.1.9.1. Activities for the STUDENT under individual program within the school day, provided his/her fluency in Bulgarian and English is not sufficient for his/her normal participation in the tuition process. In this case, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS owe additional payment, determined by the SCHOOL;

7.1.9.2. Additional activities for the STUDENT not included in the curriculum in disciplines for which he/she fails to cover the average results of the alumni. In this case, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS owe additional payment, determined by the SCHOOL;

7.1.9.3. The school reserves the right to make a recommendation concerning preparation and/ or attendance or not of the STUDENT of a GCE A-level exam, depending on his/her results, the progress and development.

7.1.10. To implement a system for access control and video surveillance in the school according to its choice and discretion.

7.2. Obligations of the SCHOOL:

7.2.1. To ensure qualified teachers to carry out the study;

7.2.2. To observe the State Educational Standards of Republic of Bulgaria;

7.2.3. To observe the requirements for protection of STUDENT’s life and health;

7.2.4. To issue the certificates, references and diplomas approved by the Ministry of Education and Science for completed education degree as well as certificates and diplomas (if applicable) according to Cambridge Primary and/or Cambridge International School for primary, secondary level and/or IGCSE and GCE A Level (in the case of exams held by the STUDENT);

7.2.5. To regularly inform the PARENTS/GUARDIANS about the results, the academic progress, development and the behaviour of the STUDENT;

7.2.6. To provide the STUDENT with the following meals: morning breakfast, light meal, lunch and afternoon snack; organisation of “Green” and “White” schools and other events; sale of school uniforms approved by the SCHOOL.

7.2.7. To ensure conditions for computer education of the STUDENT;

7.2.8. To carry out periodic check of the STUDENT’s knowledge through the use of appropriate tests;

7.2.9. To make diagnostics of the STUDENT’s development three times a year:  entry level /at the beginning of the first term/, intermediate level /at the end of the first term/, and exit level /at the end of the second term/;

7.2.10. To record the marks from written and oral examinations in the student’s mark book, when applicable according to the State Educational Standards of Republic of Bulgaria;

7.2.11. To send the results from the tests in different disciplines;

7.2.12. To provide the PARENTS/GUARDIANS with information on a specific issue requiring their attention, by a letter of notice or a phone call;

7.2.13. To ensure Principal’s checks for objective assessment and analysis of mastered knowledge of every student and to control the teacher’s quality of teaching;

7.2.14. To ensure a manufacturer of the approved by the SCHOOL uniform of the STUDENT (official, daily and sports). The price of the uniform is not included in the Tuition Fee and is paid by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS on the basis of their choice of the type and number of ordered items;

7.2.15. To ensure the organisation of the tuition process and the required staff resources;

7.2.16. To ensure examination and identification of the logopaedic status of the STUDENTS up to 4th grade twice a year;

7.2.17. At the beginning of the academic year, to submit to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

7.2.17.1. Plan for work of the planned activities during the academic year;

7.2.17.2. Weekly timetable for the first term;

7.2.17.3. List of textbooks for the respective grade;

7.2.17.4. Rules of Procedure of the SCHOOL;

7.2.17.5. Rules of organisation the access to the building and Rules for use of the parking;

7.2.17.6. List of contact persons and presentation of the teachers;

7.2.18. At the beginning of the second term or in case of change, to submit the updated weekly timetable to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS;

VIII. OTHER PROVISIONS

8.1. The SCHOOL has the right to reject to sign new Tuition contract for the next school year for a STUDENT as per its own discretion, without being liable for any fees or compensation, including in case all amounts due under the Tuition contract, including the additionally requested by the PARENTS/ GUARDIANS activities and/or services related to this STUDENT are not fully paid or have been delayed according to the Payment Plan and/or invoices  and/or the announced in the electronic correspondence deadlines, when applicable. The above is applicable also in case the PARENTS/ GUARDIANS and the STUDENTS systematically fail to comply with the school Rules and Procedures (http://stgeorgeschool.bg/?page_id=9474&lang=bg) or harm the reputation of the SCHOOL and/ or the teachers, the students and the administrative staff.

8.2. The Parties shall hereby agree that in case of failure to fulfill the contractual provisions by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, the SCHOOL shall be entitled to assign and/or subcontract any of its rights and obligations as per the Contract to third parties, for which the PARENTS/GUARDIANS give their prior unconditional consent. In case of PARENTS/GUARDIANS’ failure to perform the obligation for payment of any part of the Tuition Fee due in accordance with the Payment Plan and/or the announced in the electronic correspondence deadlines, when applicable, the SCHOOL shall be entitled to assign to a subcontractor to undertake actions for out-of collection of the delayed amounts, for which the PARENTS/GUARDIANS give their prior unconditional consent.

8.3. All notices, communications, correspondence, declarations, opinions, statements regarding a STUDENT, including a Notice of termination of a Tuition contract, sent in accordance with the Tuition contract to the other Party and according to these General Terms and Conditions are sent to an e-mail, which was explicitly stated in the Tuition Contract for correspondence with the PARENTS/GUARDIANS and/or  by registered mail to the address which was explicitly stated in the Tuition Contract by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS. Any kind of notifications regarding the STUDENT whatsoever are sent to the explicitly stated in the Tuition Contract electronic or mailing addresses – set out in the Tuition Contract, unless meanwhile the PARENTS/GUARDIANS have informed in writing the SCHOOL for their change and the use of other addresses.

8.4. When stating the electronic address for correspondence for information related to the STUDENT by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, the latter declare that:

8.4.1. they would like to and give their explicit consent to receive the full information in regard to the STUDENT to the stated electronic address, including in cases when only one of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS is entitled to this address and the electronic address is a real and active one; The PARENTS/GUARDIANS bear full responsibility for the keeping and providing access to the electronic address to third parties, as well as for the messages sent by it or for any information leakage from it.

8.4.2. The PARENTS/GUARDIANS are informed and hereby accept that: the SCHOOL bears no responsibility for any actions whatsoever performed by third parties through the use of the electronic address or to the electronic address; the SCHOOL accepts all actions performed through the use of the electronic address (including actions by third parties) as actions performed by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS in person,  in written, and these actions result in legal consequences for the Parties of the present Contract and could not be disputed by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS. In case of proved actions of third parties to the electronic address, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS should inform the SCHOOL in written form, and any actions, which were undertaken prior to the notifying, will result the stipulated legal consequences and could not be disputed by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS.

8.5. By signing these General Terms and Conditions, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS hereby provide their explicit consent:

8.5.1. To be created a profile of the STUDENT in selected by the SCHOOL electronic studies platform and/ or administration, management and support of the learning process;

8.5.2. To be created a profile of the PARENTS/ GUARDIANS at selected by the SCHOOL electronic platforms for administration, management and support of the learning process and communication with PARENTS/ GUARDIANS, including for making payments, requesting, declaring of facts and circumstances, electronic signing of documents and others.

8.6. Each of the Parties is obliged to inform the other Party in writing in case of change of its mailing address or email address – in advance or within 2 /two/ days as of the change. Provided any of the Parties changes its correspondence address (postal or email) without informing the other Party, all notices, communications, correspondence, declarations, opinions and statements sent to the last address specified in writing by the first Party are considered to be duly served.

By signing the General Terms and Conditions, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS hereby declare that they have received them, they are aware of them and acknowledge them as integral part of the Tuition Contract.

These General Terms and Conditions are adopted by the Governor of St. George International School EOOD and refer to contracts, signed for all students, enrolled for the 2020/2021 school year.

Published on 27.03.2020.

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