GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
TO CONTRACT FOR TUITION CONCLUDED BETWEEN PARENTS AND
ST. GEORGE PRESCHOOL EOOD

1. 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 children in Private Preschool “St. George” EOOD (hereinafter referred to as the PRESCHOOL). They stipulate the relationship between the PRESCHOOL and the CHILDREN’S PARENTS/GUARDIANS during the CHILDREN’S regulated PRESCHOOL time. ST. GEORGE PRIVATE PRESCHOOL enrolls CHILDREN from 2 to 5 years of age.

1.2. The contract with the PRESCHOOL may be signed after completed procedure for application, admission, and enrollment of the CHILD in the PRESCHOOL pursuant to the rules adopted by the PRESCHOOL and paid in full Administrative fee.

1.2.1. For a CHILD who has not been subject to admission and enrollment procedure a Tuition contract with the PRESCHOOL may not be signed.

1.2.2. No admission procedure is carried out if the contract is renewed for the next academic year and refers to a CHILD who has already been enrolled in the PRESCHOOL before the 31 /thirty-first/ of August 2021. In this case no Administrative fee is paid.

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

1.2.3.1. The CHILD applies to the PRESCHOOL for the first time;

1.2.3.2. The CHILD has not been enrolled or has not attended the PRESCHOOL for 2 /two/ calendar months or more.

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 fees due to the PRESCHOOL or any other fee according to the Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition Contract and the present General Terms and Conditions.

1.3. The admission procedures includes:

1.3.1. Submission of Admission Application – an Admission Application is considered valid in case it includes all and comprehensive information in each one of its sections.

1.3.2. Payment of Administrative fee – one-time payment, which is due when applying for the Preschool and an application is submitted. It covers the expenses for reviewing the documents and subsequent administrative activities. Not refundable except in cases of denied admission due to lack of free place in the respective age group.

1.3.3. Resolution for admission – within 7 /seven/ business days after the receipt of the Admission Application:

1.3.3.1. A Tuition Contract is signed, and a guarantee deposit and first installment are paid within 10 /ten/ days after the receipt of admission confirmation and defining the enrollment date.

1.3.3.2. In case there are no free places the PARENTS/GUARDIANS may fill in a Waiting List Application and will be informed by the PRESCHOOL for the first availability for enrollment. In this case the administrative fee is subject to reimbursement in the cases of denied enrollment due to lack of free places in the age group as of the date of refusal from participation in the Waiting List.

1.4. The CHILD is considered admitted to the PRESCHOOL after:

1.4.1. Submission of the documents, which are described in the Admission procedure and payment of the Administrative fee;

1.4.2. Interview with the PARENTS/GUARDIANS;

1.4.3. Signing a Tuition Contract with the PRESCHOOL, payment of a guarantee deposit – within 3 /three/ days from the date of signing the Contract and payment of the Tuition Fee (or first installment) – within 7 /seven/ days from the date of the Contract, as well as other due payments according to the Payment Plan.

1.5. In case of signing of a Tuition contract, which is first in a row with the PRESCHOOL and after the expiration of the first 30 /thirty/ days of visits of the CHILD in the PRESCHOOL, a report by the Management of the Preschool is prepared with the purpose of analysis of the CHILD’s group adaptation and also the level of socialization. In case of insufficient level of integration and adaptation, the PRESCHOOL has the right to propose to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS to move the CHILD to another educational institution and/or terminate the contract in accordance with the conditions, stipulated in Section V of the present General Terms and Conditions.

1.6. The CHILD is provided:

1.6.1. Education pursuant to the State Educational Standards (SES), the legal regulations applicable in the national education system by using innovative methodologies in the educational and teaching process;

1.6.1.1. In case of danger or epidemic spread of contagious diseases, determined by the respective act/order from the state or municipal body, declared state of emergency or extreme epidemic situation according to art. 63, para. 1 from the Health Law or in case of deliberate order of a competent and authorized state or municipal body, with which visits to the Preschool from children have been suspended and classes have been suspended, the Preschool offers remotely online environment interaction as far as and if possible and depending on the age of the child through the use of information and communication technologies. Situations in an online environment are not offered to the children from the 2-3 years old age group.

1.6.2. Special program for tuition, literacy and education in a natural foreign language environment;

1.6.3. Identification of logopaedic status – twice a year for children who are aged 4 years and above;

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

1.6.5. Other activities related to the curriculum.

1.6.6. Annual Accident Insurance;

1.6.7. Out-of-school visits to museums, fire station, zoo, theatrical performances, and other according to the age and the programme of the age group.

2. TERM OF THE CONTRACT

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

2.2. The commencement date is the later of the two dates: 1st /first/ of September 2021 or the date of enrolment of the CHILD in the PRESCHOOL, and the final date is the 31st /thirty-first/ of August 2022.

2.3. The tuition contract is signed not later than the 31st /thirty-first/ of May of the current year for the next academic year in case the CHILD passes to the next age group in the PRESCHOOL.

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 2.3, the PRESCHOOL is not obliged to keep a place for the CHILD.

2.5. In order to avoid doubts about the application of Art. 2.3., 3.1.3. and 3.1.4., the following cumulative conditions should be met:

  1. The CHILD has passed an admission procedure described above (valid for newcoming children);
  2. A decision for a confirmed admission is taken on behalf of the PRESCHOOL (valid for newcoming children);
  3. The PARENTS/GUARDIANS have filled in correctly an Enrollment Application at least 10 /ten/ working days before the announced deadline for signing of the Tuition Contract (valid for all students).

2.6. Initial enrolment:

2.6.1. In case the CHILD is enrolled in age groups 2-3 or 3-4 years old, then the CHILD needs to be enrolled in the period 01st /first/ of July – 31st /thirty-first/ of August.

2.6.2. In case the CHILD is enrolled in age groups 4-5 or 5-6 years old, then the CHILD needs to be enrolled not later than 07th /seventh/ of October.

2.7. Date of enrolment: The exact date shall be agreed with the PRESCHOOL’s management. Without confirmation of the exact date and without the duly submission of the required documents according to the Admission procedure, the CHILD will not be enrolled in the PRESCHOOL.

2.8. Change in the initial choice of payment scheme of liabilities (requested electronically by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS prior to concluding the Tuition Contract) is allowed once only and such change is not charged. For each subsequent change of the Payment Plan, requested by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, the latter owe a fee in the amount of EUR 30 (thirty), and the fee is due also in case the PARENTS/GUARDIANS wish to change the conditions after the conclusion of the Tuition Contract.

2.9. In the event that the PARENTS/GUARDIANS of the CHILD submit an Admission application in which the stated enrolment date at the PRESCHOOL is after the beginning of the school year, they owe a Reservation Fee of EUR 200 (two-hundred Euro) per month. The fee is due as of 01 /first/ of September of the academic year until the date of the CHILD enrollment. The contract should be signed within 14 /fourteen/ day-period after setting the date of enrollment and receiving a confirmation by the PRESCHOOL that the CHILD may be admitted. In case the Tuition contract is concluded after the beginning of the school year, then the Reservation Fee is due as of the date of the contract until the actual date of enrolment of the CHILD.

3. FINANCIAL CONDITIONS

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

3.1.1. The financial terms and conditions for each subsequent school year shall be announced no later than 1st /first/ of February of the current year. They are determined on the basis of inflation, period of contract conclusion, 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. Information about the Tuition Fee are published on the website www.stgeorgeschool.eu.

3.1.2. For a new CHILD, the Tuition Fee is in the amount set for new children for the respective academic year, consistent with the published financial conditions.

3.1.3. For a current CHILD, continuing his/her education in the PRESCHOOL with a concluded Tuition Contract by 31.05.2021 as well as payments made, according to the Payment Plan, the Tuition Fee is in the amount of the published fee for returning children for the relevant age group.

3.1.4. For a current CHILD, continuing his/her education in the PRESCHOOL and concluding a Tuition Contract after 31.05.2021 the Tuition Fee is in the amount of the published fee for new children for the relevant age group.

3.2. Reimbursement of the “Tuition” fee:

3.2.1. In case of absence due to MEDICAL reasons including due to isolation or quarantine within the meaning of §1 from the Additional provisions to the Health Law for over 10 /ten/ consecutive WORKING days and in case of interaction in an online environment was not offered to the CHILD or no consent of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS was obtained in this regard, the Preschool is obliged to reimburse 20 /twenty/ % of the Tuition Fee for the respective period to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS. The amount reimbursed is calculated for the days after the 10th /tenth/ day until the first day of attendance of the CHILD and after presenting a medical document for the absences;

3.2.2. In case of absence due to MEDICAL reasons including due to isolation or quarantine within the meaning of §1 from the Additional provisions to the Health Law for over 10 /ten/ consecutive WORKING days and in case of interaction in an online environment was offered to the CHILD and in case a consent of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS was obtained in this regard (the method of tuition and the remote interaction are at the discretion of the PRESCHOOL and in an appropriate manner according to the age of the CHILD, current feedback for the tuition results), The PRESCHOOL is obliged to reimburse 15 % of the Tuition fee for the respective period to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, calculated for the period after the 10th /tenth/ day of absence until the first day of attendance of the CHILD;

3.2.3.  In case of circumstances according to art. 1.6.1.1. from these General Terms and Conditions and proposed interaction in electronic environment, when a consent of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS is given, the PRESCHOOL is obliged to reimburse the PARENTS/GUARDIANS 15% from the Tuition fee for the period of the offered interaction in electronic environment;

3.2.4. In case of circumstances according to art. 1.6.1.1. from these General Terms and Conditions but in view of the age of the CHILD or lack of consent of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, due to which no interaction in electronic environment can take place, or in case when the PARENTS/GUARDIANS have chosen to receive learning materials via email, with no interaction in electronic environment, the PRESCHOOL is obliged to reimburse 40% /forty percent/ of the Tuition fee for the period after the 10th /tenth/day of suspension of the classes until the reasons for this cease to exist;

3.2.5. Recalculation of amounts from the Tuition fee for absences, including illness and declared vacation is performed twice a year – up to 28th /twenty-eighth/ of February and 31st /thirty-first/ of August. The Educational resources fee and the guarantee deposit are not subject to reduction and reimbursement;

3.2.6. Except in the cases for reimbursement (recalculation) explicitly regulated in these General Terms and Conditions for the period of force majeure events (natural disasters, accidents, state of emergency, epidemics, quarantine, etc.), the PRESCHOOL is released from liability and does not owe additional compensations and penalties both for the time during which these circumstances are in force, and for any consequences that occurred after the end of the period.

3.3. Until 15th /fifteen/ of May of the current academic year, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS are obliged to inform in written form the PRESCHOOL for the days in July and in August, when the CHILD will be absent. Change in the stated absence days after the initial submission of information for the absences of the CHILD during the summer vacation is not allowed. For the days of the declared vacation for July and August, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS shall pay 50 /fifty/ % of the due amount for the days of absence for the purpose of keeping the place of the CHILD.

3.3.1. In such cases the fee is calculated based on the absences declared by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS and the expected number of days of attendance. Full amount of the fee is due for the days of attendance, and for the days of declared absences – 50 /fifty/ % of the monthly fee on a basis of 20 /twenty/ working days per month.

3.3.2. In case of unexpected absences of the CHILD (not due to medical reasons) during these months the full amount of the fee, as per the Tuition Contract is charged.

3.3.3. In case of failure to fulfill the obligation as per art. 3.3., the PARENTS/GUARDIANS are obliged to pay the full amount of the fee, regardless of the fact if the CHILD has attended the PRESCHOOL or not.

3.3.4. If the CHILD attends the PRESCHOOL during a period, declared as absence, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS owe the full amount of the fee, stated in the Tuition contract.

3.4. Fee for individual care in case the CHILD stays at the PRESCHOOL 15 /fifteen/ minutes after the end of the working hours of the PRESCHOOL for the respective age group. The Fee is at the amount of EUR 12 /twelve Euro/ for every started hour. The PARENTS/GUARDIANS need to apply in advance for this service within 3 /three/ working days by email to sgp.reception@stgeorgeschool.eu, and the PRESCHOOL keeps the right to refuse this service. In case the CHILD stays on the territory of the PRESCHOOL without preliminary applied for this service the PARENTS/GUARDIANS owe a Fee for individual care. The period of stay is specified in a protocol signed by a representative of the PRESCHOOL and the PARENT/GUARDIAN/AUTHORISED PERSON. The amount of the additional fee due is paid until the 10th /tenth/ day of the month, following the month of the service.

3.5. Terms and deadlines for payment of the Tuition Fee.

3.5.1. The major currency in the fee forming is Euro. The amounts due to the PRESCHOOL shall be invoiced and paid in Bulgarian levs (BGN) as per the exchange rate of the Bulgarian National Bank on the date of payment using one of the following ways: through the e-Payment portal of St. George Preschool EOOD/by debit, credit card or by bank transfer/, or through a bank transfer to the account specified in the Tuition Contract; or through the POS in the building of the PRESCHOOL;

3.5.2. The deadlines for payments under the Tuition Contract and other fees are stated in the Payment Plan, an integral part to the Tuition Contract, and other payments are stated in the invoices issued by the PRESCHOOL. The PRESCHOOL issues an invoice for each installment according to the Payment Plan and displays the invoice on the profile of the PARENT/GUARDIAN in the e-Payment portal of St. George Preschool. In all cases the PRESCHOOL keeps the right to decline deferring of the fees according to the Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition Contract of the CHILD;

3.5.3. The Tuition Fee or the first installment of it is paid within 7 /seven/ days from the date of the Tuition Contract signing;

3.5.4. By signing of the Tuition Contract and the Payment Plan, an integral part to it, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS are considered informed about the amount, terms and deadlines for the payment of the Tuition Fee and other fees related to the CHILD’s education in connection to administration and organisation of the tuition process;

3.5.5. THE PARENTS/GUARDIANS accept that if the Currency Board of the Republic of Bulgaria would be canceled and/or altered, there would be a significant change in the economic conditions under which the Tuition Contract had been concluded. In this regard, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS unconditionally and irrevocably agree that as of the date of occurrence of any of the events referred to in the preceding sentence, the amounts due under the Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition Contract along with other amounts for services, will be revised and/or converted in line with the existing conditions and further the PARENTS/GUARDIANS will continue to pay the due installments under the Payment Plan, as well as other fees related to the administration and organisation of the learning process or for services used. The PARENTS/GUARDIANS hereby agree that the revision and/or amendment of the currency shall occur inevitably as of the date of the decision of the Governor of St. George Private Preschool EOOD thereof. In such case, the PRESCHOOL shall notify the PARENTS/GUARDIANS about the amendment at its earliest convenience. The PRESCHOOL shall elaborate a new Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition Contract, which shall be sent to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, along with the notification of the amendment.

3.5.6. In case of failure to pay fully or partially the Tuition Fee and/or other amounts due within the time frames set out in the Tuition Contract, the PRESCHOOL is not obliged to send notice or invitation for payment to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS.

3.6. Guarantee deposit.

3.6.1. The PARENTS/GUARDIANS are obliged to pay to the PRESCHOOL a guarantee deposit which is a lump-sum, which amount has been defined by the Governor of St. George Private Preschool EOOD within 3 /three/ working days from signing of the Tuition Contract.

3.6.2. The guarantee deposit could be used and disbursed by the PRESCHOOL in the following cases:

3.6.2.1. It serves as a guarantee for keeping the place of the CHILD 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 and/or the CHILD fails to visit the PRESCHOOL within 30 /thirty/ calendar days of the date set out in the Contract, the guarantee deposit is not subject to reimbursement.

3.6.2.2. For covering any amounts due and not paid in relation to the Tuition Contract and Payment Plan and/or Annexes thereof, and/or other fees and amounts due to the PRESCHOOL, including amounts due for „Activities by interests” or “Individual care” fee;

3.6.2.3. For covering any amounts due for using the underground parking of the PRESCHOOL (according to the Regulations for use of the parking and Fees to it).

3.6.2.4. As a compensation for damages caused by the CHILD to the facilities used for the tuition process, movable and immovable property used by the PRESCHOOL.

3.6.2.5. For 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 PRESCHOOL;

3.6.2.6. For covering of due and unpaid amounts, for events visited by the CHILD, for accessories provided to the CHILD or the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, including costs for re-issue of an access card/s for access to the building of the PRESCHOOL – in case of loss or damage of it, and others according to the Rules for safe access to the building (http://stgeorgeschool.bg/?page_id=14020&lang=bg);

3.6.2.7. For collecting penalties and compensations and other amounts due to the PRESCHOOL;

3.6.2.8. As a compensation for not enrolling of the CHILD in the PRESCHOOL within the terms, fixed in the Tuition Contract and termination of the Tuition contract with the PRESCHOOL.

3.6.3. By signing these General Terms and 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 of receiving the notice from the PRESCHOOL to this effect. In case of failure to do so, the PRESCHOOL may undertake the measures under Sections IV and V of the present General Terms and Conditions.

3.6.4. The remaining unused amount of the guarantee deposit, after deducting of all due amounts, is subject to reimbursement to a bank account specified by both PARENTS/GUARDIANS within 14 /fourteen/ calendar days of the later of the following two events: termination of the Tuition Contract or completion of the CHILD’s tuition in the PRESCHOOL.

3.6.5. In case of continuing the CHILD’s tuition in the PRESCHOOL, the guarantee deposit is transferred for the next academic year.

3.7. Educational resources fee includes:

3.7.1. Using and subscribing to on-line platforms, main and additional textbooks, teaching materials, as well as communication book for reports and practical trainings;

3.7.2. The amount of the fee is described in the Payment Plan to the Tuition Contract. The educational resources fee is non-refundable in case the CHILD leaves the Preschool or terminates the Contract and is due along with the first installment according to the Payment Plan chosen by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS.

3.8. Food:

3.8.1. During school days the PRESCHOOL provides the following meals for the CHILD: morning breakfast, light meal at 10.00 a.m., lunch and afternoon snack. CHILDREN are obliged to eat the offered food;

3.8.2. The price of the food is included in the Tuition Fee and is not separately additionally by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS;

3.8.3. Denial of food may be made only in case of a medical problem of the CHILD 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 an Application to the Reception of the Preschool and enclose documents verifying the CHILD’s need of diet – statement 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 CHILD, decision is made for termination of the service by the PRESCHOOL. The home-made food is delivered in the PRESCHOOL on a daily basis packed in disposable utensils with the names of the CHILD specified on them. The liability for the quality and safety of such home-made food and any possible consequences thereof is fully borne by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS who declare in writing that they bear such liability.

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

3.9.1. Activities by interests of the CHILDREN include:

3.9.1.1. Group or individual activities aimed at the personal development and improvement of the CHILD within time limits set out by the PRESCHOOL, in different thematic areas. The PARENTS/GUARDIANS can apply for Activities by interests according to a schedule specified additionally through the e-Payment Portal of the PRESCHOOL, but not later that 10th /tenth/ of September 2021 for Activities by interests which will take place in the period from 15th /fifteenth/ of September 2021 until 31st /thirty-first/ of January 2022; not later than 14th /fourteenth/ of January 2022 for the period from 1st /first/ of February 2022 until 31st /thirty-first/ of May 2022 and not later than 15th /fifteenth/ of May 2022 for the period from 1st /first/ June until 20th /twentieth/ of August 2022.

3.9.1.2. For the participation of the CHILD in Activities by interests, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS of the CHILD owe a fee for the applied for activities. The Activities by interests Fee for the period from 15th /fifteenth/ of September 2021 until 31st /thirty-first/ of January 2022 is paid until 15th /fifteenth/ of September 2021, for the period from 1st /first/ of February 2022 until 31st /thirty-first/ of May 2022 – the fee is paid until 20th /twentieth/ of January 2022 and for the period from 1st /first/ June until 20th /twentieth/ of August 2022 – the fee is paid until 20th /twentieth/ of May 2022.

3.9.1.3. For the period from 1st /first/ of July until 20th /twentieth/ of August 2022 Activities by interest are applied for and paid for the weeks requested for attendance of the CHILD in the PRESCHOOL. In case of absence of the CHILD during the requested for attendance week, the amount for the unconducted Activities by interests is not reimbursed to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS.

3.9.1.4. In case of absence of the CHILD from the requested Activities by interests – the fee (or part of the amount of the activities not taking place) is not subject to reimbursement and the PRESCHOOL is not obliged to compensate in any way the activities of the CHILD that did not take place.

3.9.1.5. In case of unconducted Activities by interests due to danger or epidemic spread of contagious diseases, determined by the respective act/order from the State or Municipal body – the amount for the activities not taken place is reimbursed to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS as the recapitulation is made on an annual base until 30th /thirtieth/ September 2022.

3.9.1.6. In case of unconducted Activities by interests due to reasons other than the one mentioned in art. 3.9.1.5. above, which are not by fault of the PRESCHOOL, the due fee or part of the amount of the unconducted activities is not reimbursed and the PRESCHOOL is not obliged to compensate in any way the unconducted activities of the CHILD.

3.9.1.7. In case of unconducted Activities by interests due to reasons other than the one mentioned in art. 3.9.1.5. above, and namely due to inability to gather a group and a minimum number of participants or lack of a trainer/teacher/educator, lack of a hall, room, space, outside area, swimming pool and unconducted activities due to other events – the amount for the activities that did not take place is reimbursed to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS as the recapitulation is made on an annual basis until 30th September 2022.

3.9.2. Provision of services such as “green” and “white” schools or other organised events are held after additional payment from the PARENTS/GUARDINAS of the CHILD.

3.10. Transport:

3.10.1. The transport service is provided for the CHILD at the age of 3 years or older who has the necessary habits and readiness to use the service, after submission of an application for the service, for the purpose of which an explicit individual contract for transport with the transportation company selected by the PRESCHOOL is concluded under the determined by the company tariff for transportation for the respective school year. The PRESCHOOL 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, the quality of the service, the schedule, the routes, and it does not owe any compensations or penalties.

3.11. Discounts

3.11.1. In case of tuition of a second and every other CHILD of one family enrolled in the St. George International School and/or the PRESCHOOL, a 5% (five percent) discount from the Tuition Fee may be applied, for each subsequent child – 10% (ten percent), and for twins – 15% (fifteen percent) for one of the twins.

3.11.2. Discounts shall not apply to: guarantee deposit, administrative fee, educational resources fee, “green” and “white” schools, and participation in Activities by interests, etc.

3.11.3. In case the Tuition Fee and/or Fees for Use of Education Resources are not paid within the time frames set out in the Payment Plan, in the invoices or in the e-mail correspondence, 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 Tuition Fee for new coming children with signed contract after 31.05. In case of delay, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS shall be deemed notified and unconditionally agree that the revocation of the discounts as well as the change of the Tuition Fee will automatically occur on the day, following the due day. The PRESCHOOL shall send the amended Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition Contract, and the amount for the additional payment is invoiced to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, and the invoice is displayed in the e-Payment Portal, along with the notification of the amendment.

3.11.4. Even if the Tuition Contract is signed under the terms stated in art. 3.1.3. and art. 3.1.4. above and in compliance with the conditions under Art. 2.5. and the CHILD’s Tuition Fee is in the amount of the announced fee for returning children with a contract concluded by 31.05.2021, in case the Tuition Fee and/or a fee for use of educational resources are not paid in full within the deadlines specified in the Payment Plan, issued invoices or in electronic correspondence, the amount of the Tuition Fee shall be changed and the PARENTS/GUARDIANS shall owe the full amount of the announced annual Tuition Fee for new children with a signed contract after 31.05. In case of delay, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS are notified and unconditionally agree that the change of the Tuition Fee will occur automatically on the day following the due date. The PRESCHOOL shall send the amended Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition Contract, and the amount for additional payment is invoiced to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, and the invoice is displayed in the e-Payment Portal, along with the notification of the change.

4. LIABILITY IN CASE OF FAILURE TO PAY

4.1. In case a fee as per the Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition Contract and/or fee for Activities by interests or other amounts due to the PRESCHOOL is not paid within the described time frames, in addition to the other consequences as provided for in the Tuition Contract, the General Terms and Conditions and the applicable law, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS owe the PRESCHOOL  a penalty for delay of 0,5 /zero point five/ % of the unpaid amount for each day of delay, but not more than 20 /twenty/ % of the amount due. In case the Tuition Fee payment obligation performance is not sufficient to cover the calculated penalty and the capital, it is necessary that first the entire penalty is paid and afterwards the capital. Additional penalty on the remaining capital is calculated due to payment delay until 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 Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition Contract, including fees for requested Activities by interests, guarantee deposit (including for cases according art. 3.6.3. above), 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 PRESCHOOL may send a written reminder, 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 unilateral written statement to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, without notice and without any additional time period for performance.

5. 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 highlighting the reasons for terminating the contract;

5.1.4. Unilaterally by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, without one-month notice and by paying all due amounts and the penalty as per article 5.3. below;

5.1.5. In case of permanent deterioration of the CHILD’s medical condition or other reasons that makes him/her unable to continue the education;

5.1.6. Upon closing of the PRESCHOOL;

5.1.7. In case of failure to pay full or part of the Tuition Fee according to the Payment Plan and/or fees for requested Activities by interest, guarantee deposit (including for cases according art. 3.6.3. above), penalties due and amounts due for using the underground parking according to art. 4.2. above;

5.1.8. 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 unsuitable for its intended purpose or which make the fulfillment of the PRESCHOOL’s obligations impossible for a period longer than 6 /six/ months – with unilateral notice served by the PRESCHOOL to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS. In this case the termination is in effect as of the date of receipt of the PRESCHOOL’s notice by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS.

5.1.9. The PRESCHOOL has the right to terminate the Tuition Contract also upon judgment of the Governor of St. George Private Preschool EOOD, when the CHILD and/or PARENTS/GUARDIANS or any persons authorized thereby violate the present General Terms and Conditions, the obligation not to disclose Confidential information within the meaning of Section V from the Tuition contract, the Rules for safe access to the building or legal documents of the PRESCHOOL including regulations and procedures described on the web page of the PRESCHOOL (http://stgeorgeschool.bg/?page_id=9474&lang=bg), in case of non-attendance by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS without any valid reason to an individual invitation for a meeting by the Head of the PRESCHOOL, pedagogical staff or the management of the PRESCHOOL, as well as when performing actions which damage the reputation of the PRESCHOOL and/or the teachers, children and administrative staff. The termination is made by unilateral written statement to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, without notice and without any additional time period for performance.

5.1.10. If, after the contract has entered into force, it is revealed that the PARENTS/GUARDIANS have submitted untrue, incorrect or incomplete information regarding health, physiological or other personal specifics of the CHILD (including individual educational needs, difficulties in the physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, sensor, emotional, creative development of the CHILD compared to other children of the same age group) – the contract is terminated 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., 5.1.8., 5.1.9. and 5.1.10., the PRESCHOOL is obliged to reimburse the PARENTS/GUARDIANS with the proportionate part of the paid Tuition Fee within 14 /fourteen/ working days after the termination of the contract enters into force to a bank account indicated by both PARENTS/GUARDIANS.

5.3. Upon termination of this contract unilaterally by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, without observing the 30 /thirty/ calendar days’ notice period, they owe the PRESCHOOL a penalty at the amount of one monthly Tuition Fee.

5.4. The Tuition Fee is not subject to reimbursement in case of CHILD’s absence different from the absences under art. 3.2., art. 3.2.3., art. 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.1.5., 5.1.6., 5.1.8., 5.1.9. and 5.1.10., hereinabove.

5.5. The PRESCHOOL has the right to make objection for failure to perform a contract and not fulfill an obligation for reimbursement of fees on the grounds of art. 3.2., art. 3.2.3., art. 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.1.5., 5.1.6, 5.1.8., 5.1.9. and 5.1.10., if the PRESCHOOL has receivables from the PARENTS/GUARDIANS under the Tuition Contract and/or requested Activities by interests and other services, including and/or fees for using educational resources, guarantee deposit, parking fee, penalties, where the PARENTS/GUARDIANS have failed to make any payments for such receivables, until the full repayment of the obligations of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS.

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

6. 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 CHILD according to the State Educational Standards of the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria, the active legislation in the system of preschool education in Bulgaria according to the age group, as well as according to the program system coordinated with RUO – Sofia city;

6.1.2. To receive foreign language education of the CHILD according to the curriculum in the PRESCHOOL;

6.1.3. To be informed about the development of the CHILD, as well as about every important fact of her/his daily life or behavior by means of daily and weekly reports (depending on the age group the CHILD);

6.1.4. To maintain contact with the team taking care of the CHILD as well as to have access to the building in a way that does not violate the order and the organisation of the PRESCHOOL as provided for in the Rules for the Organisation and Work of the PRESCHOOL, as well as the Rules for using the parking, etc.;

6.1.5. To apply for use of Activities by interests;

6.1.6. To apply for type of menu: standard or vegetarian;

6.1.7. To be informed about:

6.1.7.1. The Rules for safe access to the building, normative and internal documents of the PRESCHOOL (http://stgeorgeschool.bg/?page_id=9474&lang=bg);

6.1.7.2. The annual Tuition Fee and all other fees and costs, pursuant to the present Tuition Contract as well as with the payment deadlines.

6.2. Obligations of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

6.2.1.To submit all information that is required or might be required for the fulfillment of the PRESCHOOL’s obligations under this contract within the deadlines defined by the PRESCHOOL – in relation to the health, physiological or other personal characteristics of the CHILD (including individual educational needs, difficulties in the physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, sensor, emotional, creativity development of the CHILD in comparison with the children of the same age group), requirements, etc.

6.2.1.1 In case of need of additional resources, assistant or accompanying person, in connection with the individual needs for the education of the CHILD and upon a motivated request by the Management of the PRESCHOOL, they shall pay an additional fee Additional resources. In case the fee is not paid, the PRESCHOOL may terminate the Tuition Contract with a one-week written notice.

6.2.2. To maintain regular contact with the assigned persons for communication and the management of the PRESCHOOL in appropriate order;

6.2.3. To cooperate with the PRESCHOOL for protecting the property and observing the internal order, the Rules for the organisation of the access of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS to the school building, premises, parking and adjacent areas, the cleanness and safety in the PRESCHOOL by the CHILD and/or by authorized by them persons;

6.2.4. To observe the provisions of the Rules for the Organisation and Work of the PRESCHOOL and to procure the observance thereof by the CHILD including of all normative and internal documents of the PRESCHOOL (http://stgeorgeschool.bg/?page_id=9474&lang=bg), as well as not to perform actions which damage the reputation of the PRESCHOOL and/or the teachers, children and administrative staff;

6.2.5. To cooperate in case necessary with the PRESCHOOL for maintaining the order, discipline, successful educational process and the normal personal development of the CHILD;

6.2.6. Prior to the first day but not earlier than 3 /three/ days prior to the attendance in the PRESCHOOL to present health declaration prepared as per the template of the PRESCHOOL, Personal Health Card of the CHILD with recorded vaccines according to the official vaccine calendar of Bulgaria, medical note for lack of contact with contagiously ill people and parasites, medical document for discovered allergies of the CHILD, if any, as well as blood and urine examination results, parasitology and if the CHILD is below 3 years of age – also HIV and Wassermann checks of one of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS;

6.2.7. Not to allow the CHILD to bring with him/her and/or to go to PRESCHOOL with objects that are or might be potentially dangerous for the health and/or the security of the CHILD and other children or the PRESCHOOL’s staff;

6.2.8. Not to allow the child to PRESCHOOL in case it is contagiously ill and there is a possibility to contaminate other children in the PRESCHOOL or in case there are parasites:

6.2.8.1. In case of illness of the CHILD the PARENTS/GUARDIANS are obliged to immediately inform the Head of the PRESCHOOL by sending an email to Reception (sgp.reception@stgeorgeschool.eu) for the nature of illness in order that necessary precaution measures are undertaken for the other children;

6.2.8.2. If, in the course of the day, the CHILD is defined ill or has symptoms of illness or parasites are found, which according to the considerations of the medical staff are assessed as danger for the CHILD or the other children, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS should provide for the immediate departure of the CHILD from the PRESCHOOL;

6.2.8.3. On the first day of resuming the attendance of the CHILD in the PRESCHOOL after periods of illness, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS should present a medical note from the family doctor, certifying that the CHILD is clinically healthy. On the first day of resumed attendance of the CHILD in the PRESCHOOL after parasites were discovered, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS should present a medical note from the family doctor, certifying that the CHILD is clinically healthy and has no parasites.

6.2.9. To attend all organised parent’s meetings and events;

6.2.10. To attend if invited to individual meetings with the Management of the PRESCHOOL, teacher or a psychologist;

6.2.11. In case the CHILD needs to be picked up from the PRESCHOOL by persons, different from the PARENTS/GUARDIANS and those stated in the Letter of Attorney, who are authorized to pick up the CHILD from PRESCHOOL, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS should inform the Head of the PRESCHOOL in advance by using the stated in art. 8.4. of the present General Terms and Conditions email, in written form, by sending out a filled-in and signed Letter of Attorney for pick up by third parties to the official email of the PRESCHOOL (sgp.reception@stgeorgeschool.eu). Sample of the Letter of Attorney is published on the official website of the Preschool (www.stgeorgeschool.eu). In case of lack of a Letter of Attorney by a PARENT/GUARDIAN, which authorizes a third party or in case of an inaccurately submitted Letter of Attorney, the PRESCHOOL has the right to refuse the pick-up of the CHILD by a third party, different from the PARENTS/GUARDIANS;

6.2.12. To inform in written form the PRESCHOOL to the official email of the Reception (sgp.reception@stgeorgeschool.eu) for any change in the family or in the state of the CHILD, which is important for the fulfillment of the obligations as per the present contract;

6.2.13. To sign declaration of consent or dissent for any case when the CHILD leaves the PRESCHOOL in relation to the events organised by the PRESCHOOL;

6.2.14. At the beginning of each academic year, to sign and submit to the PRESCHOOL a declaration for the medical condition of the CHILD which describes in detail all medical problems of the CHILD, if any, as well as any other declarations whatsoever required by the PRESCHOOL. Any change in the health of the CHILD should be immediately communicated in written form to the PRESCHOOL to the official email of the PRESCHOOL (sgp.reseption@stgeorgeschool.eu), whereas the PRESCHOOL is not responsible for the CHILD’S health condition in case of untimely reporting;

6.2.15. To observe all provisions of the Tuition Contract with the PRESCHOOL in relation to the provision of high-quality education, the organisation and administration of the obligatory and facultative curriculum of the PRESCHOOL;

6.2.16. To pay the Tuition Fee and any other fees and expenses

in connection to the organisation and administration of the tuition process, fees for requested Activities by interest, as well as fees for stay in the underground parking, used by the PRESCHOOL, penalties due under the conditions and within the time periods set out in the Payment Plan and/or invoices or electronic correspondence, in these General Terms and Conditions or in electronic correspondence when applicable;

6.2.17. To provide the necessary items from the PRESCHOOL uniform of the CHILD and to send the CHILD to PRESCHOOL in clean and neat appearance, according to the adopted Uniform policy of the PRESCHOOL;

6.2.18. In all cases of Contract termination to return until the date of the Contract termination enforcement all textbooks, educational resources and materials or books, etc., provided by the PRESCHOOL;

6.2.19.  In case of interaction with the CHILD in a remote electronic environment by using the means of information and communication technologies, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS are obliged to: 1. Provide all necessary documents required by the government/Municipal authorities in connection with the education (if necessary); 2. To provide the necessary technical means for carrying out remote learning; 3. To exercise the necessary supervision and control for a safe and secure electronic environment of the CHILD, as the PRESCHOOL does not bear any responsibility for this.

7. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PRESCHOOL

7.1. Rights of the PRESCHOOL.

7.1.1 To receive from the PARENTS/GUARDIANS the entire information that is required or might be required for the fulfillment of its obligations under this contract – in relation to the medical, physiological or other personal characteristics of the CHILD (including personal educational needs, difficulties in the physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, sensor, emotional, creativity development of the CHILD in comparison with the children of the same age group), requirements, etc.;

7.1.2. To obtain from the PARENTS/GUARDIANS the whole necessary support for the qualitative performance of the obligations as per the Contract, including – for strengthening of the habits of the CHILD in a family environment, encouraging the positive attitude towards the PRESCHOOL, the teachers and the entire educational process; for provision of healthy and safe environment for development for all children at the PRESCHOOL;

7.1.3. 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 preschool 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 CHILD. In such case the CHILD will be asked not to participate in events in order to avoid his appearance on the joint photos;

7.1.4. To receive all amounts due within the time periods and under the conditions set out in the Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition contract, including payment of the additionally requested via email or online platform Activities by interests and/or other services, parking fee, penalties;

7.1.5. To implement a system for access control and video surveillance in the PRESCHOOL under its own choice and consideration;

7.1.6. During school days to provide the CHILD with food;

7.1.7. To set rules for behavior, assessment of progress, uniform and appearance of the CHILD.

7.2. Obligations of the PRESCHOOL.

7.2.1. The PRESCHOOL is obliged to take care as a good professional by organising, managing and controlling the whole educational process and cares of the CHILDREN in a way, which is compliant with the legal requirements and the individual needs of the CHILD, including by means of: use of highly qualified staff; ensuring the necessary level of hygiene inside and around the building; ensuring of safe and stimulating conditions for the normal development of the CHILD and others;

7.2.2 Identification of logopaedic status – twice a year for children who are aged 4 years and above;

7.2.3. To provide a manufacturer for the uniform of the CHILD approved by the PRESCHOOL. The fee of the uniform is not included in the tuition fee and is paid by the PARENTS/GURADIANS on the basis of the choice made in regard to the type and number of items requested;

8. OTHER PROVISIONS

8.1. The PRESCHOOL has the right to refuse to sign a new Tuition Contract for the next academic year for a CHILD in the PRESCHOOL under its own consideration, without being liable of any expenses or compensations whatsoever including the case when all amounts due under the Tuition Contract, including the additionally applied for through the online platform Activities by interests and/or services, related to the CHILD are not paid in full or have been delayed, according to the Payment Plan and/or invoices and/ or according to terms stated in the email correspondence, when applicable. The above is also applicable in case the PARENTS/GUARDIANS do not systematically follow the rules and procedures (http://stgeorgeschool.bg/?page_id=9474&lang=bg) or damage the reputation of the PRESCHOOL and/or teachers, children and administrative staff.

8.2. The Parties shall hereby agree that in case of failure to fulfill the contractual provisions by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, the PRESCHOOL shall be entitled to assign and 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 according to terms stated in the email correspondence, when applicable, the PRESCHOOL shall be entitled to assign to a subcontractor to undertake actions for out-of-court 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 CHILD performed in accordance with the Tuition Contract to the other Party are sent by registered mail to the address which was explicitly stated in the Contract by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS and/or to an e-mail, which was explicitly stated in the Tuition Contract by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS. Any kind of notifications regarding the CHILD 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 PRESCHOOL for their change and the use of other addresses.

8.4. When stating the electronic address for correspondence for information related to the CHILD by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

8.4.1. The PARENTS/GUARDIANS declare that: they would like to receive full information in regards to the CHILD 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 real and active; The PARENTS/GUARDIANS bear full responsibility for 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 PRESCHOOL bears no responsibility for any actions whatsoever performed by third parties through the use of the electronic address or to the electronic address; the PRESCHOOL accepts all actions performed through the use of the electronic address (including actions by third parties) as actions performed by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS personally in written manner and these action 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 in written form the PRESCHOOL, and any actions, which were undertaken prior to the notifying, will result in the foreseen legal consequences and could not be disputed by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS.

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

8.5.1. A profile of the CHILD to be made in electronic platforms chosen by the PRESCHOOL for education and/or administration, management and support of the tuition process;

8.5.2. A profile of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS to be made in electronic platforms chosen by the PRESCHOOL for administration, management and support of the tuition process and communication with the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, including for payments, requests, declaring of facts and circumstances, electronic signing of documents, etc.

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 of the change. Provided that any of the Parties changes its mailing address or email address without informing the other Party to this effect in writing, any notices, communications, correspondence, declarations, opinions, and statements sent to the last address specified in writing by the first Party shall be considered duly served.

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

These General Terms and Conditions are adopted and amended by the Governor of Private Preschool Saint George EOOD.

Published on 15.09.2021.

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