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

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 STUDENTS in St. George International School (hereinafter referred to as the “SCHOOL”), educated in IX – XII Grade including. They stipulate the relationship between the SCHOOL and the STUDENTS’ PARENTS/GUARDIANS during the STUNDENT’S regulated school time.

1.2. The contract with the SCHOOL may be signed after completed procedure for application, 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. The admission procedure is carried out in the following cases:

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

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

1.2.2.3. 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 or failure to adhere to policies and procedures of the SCHOOL by the PARENTS/GUADIANS, authorized person by them or by the STUDENT.

1.2.3. A supervision procedure on the academic performance, incl. behaviour and adaptation of the STUDENT is carried out in the following cases:

1.2.3.1. In case of a current STUDENT enrolled in X grade transiting to XI grade: the results of the learning process in line with the STUDENT’s curriculum, including the IGCSE results, as well as the possession of skills for independent learning, for setting out and achieving goals are examined. In order to include the STUDENT in an A-level course in a specific subject, the STUDENT is expected to have a minimum grade of B in the IGCSE exam in the relevant subject. In case such is not achieved and/or other results of the supervision are not satisfactory and sufficient, the SCHOOL reserves the right not to include the STUDENT in an A-level course. If applicable, the SCHOOL may offer the STUDENT consultations and examinations, according to the State Educational Standards of the Republic of Bulgaria only;

1.2.3.2. In case of a current STUDENT enrolled in XI grade, already included in A-level course, transiting to XII grade: the results of the learning process in line with the STUDENT’s curriculum, including the AS-Level exam, as well as the possession of skills for independent learning, for setting out and achieving goals are examined. In case the performance results are not satisfactory and sufficient, the SCHOOL reserves the right not to include the STUDENT in the second year of the A-level course.

1.2.4. No admission fee is paid in any case, covered by art.

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 International School for upper secondary education (IGCSE), AS-level and A-level (according to the student’s age and by discretion of the SCHOOL, depending on his/her achievements).

1.3.1.1. In case of peril or epidemic spread of contagious diseases, declared by the respective act/order of a government or Municipal body, declared state of emergency or extraordinary epidemic situation, according to art. 63 of the Health Act and upon deliberate order of a competent and authorized state or municipal body, if the attendance educational process in the school would be suspended, the SCHOOL shall provide, as much as possible, remote learning in an electronic environment using information and communication technology. The education shall include conducting distance learning lessons (as the number and manner of conducting them are at the discretion of the SCHOOL), self-preparation, ongoing feedback on learning outcomes and assessment.

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

1.3.3. Other activities related to the compulsory curriculum or project-based learning.

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

1.4.1. Approval for admission after completed admission procedure and enrollment according to the age of the STUDENT for examining the knowledge for the respective grade, learning abilities, forms of socialization and group adaptation, 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 installment/ and other payments due according to the Payment Plan.

2. TERM OF THE CONTRACT

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

2.1.1. The Tuition Contract may be concluded also for a stage of education as follows: IX – XII grade. In any cases and upon own consideration, the SCHOOL reserves the right to conclude or decline the conclusion of a Tuition Contract.

2.1.1.1. In case of increase of the number of school days (earlier start or other date of the end of the academic year for the respective class, which came into effect after signing the STUDENT’s Tuition Contract), due to disposal of a normative act of the Ministry of Education and Science / Regional Education Inspectorate or a decision of the Head of the School, the SCHOOL shall revise the amount of the Tuition Fee, the Food Fee and the Fresh Fee (if requested), as the added amount for each of the services shall be determined according to the number of days by which the school year is extended for the specific grade and the price, according to the signed Payment Plan for the current year. PARENTS/GUARDIANS shall agree that the revision will occur automatically from the date of entry into effect of the order of the competent State or Municipal body or a decision of the Head of the School. In such case, the SCHOOL shall notify the PARENTS/GUARDIANS of the change at its earliest convenience, as the SCHOOL shall not amend the Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition Contract, and the additional amount for further payment shall be invoiced to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS. The invoice shall be visible in the e-Payment Portal of St. George International School, along with the notification of the amendment, and shall be subject to payment within the period specified in the invoice.

2.2. The Tuition Contract of a returning STUDENT, respectively the new Payment Plan for each subsequent year in case of concluded Contract for a stage of education with the SCHOOL, is signed until 30th /thirtieth/ of April of the current year. In case no Tuition Contract, respectively Payment Plan is signed and/or a payment under art. 2.3. is not done, then the SCHOOL is not entitled to keep the place for the STUDENT.

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

2.4. New Tuition Contract for a returning STUDENT can be concluded only in case of absence of any current financial obligations.

2.5. In order to avoid doubts about the application of Art. 2.2, 2.4, and of 3.1.4. – 3.1.7., including, the following cumulative conditions should be met:

  1. The STUDENT has passed an admission procedure according to the announced dates for examination;
  2. A statement is received from the SCHOOL confirming the admission and conditions for the tuition of the STUDENT (valid for the currently enrolled STUDENTS in X and XI grade as well as for newcoming students);
  3. The PARENTS/GUARDIANS have filled in correctly an Enrolment Application at least 10 /ten/ working days before the announced deadline for signing of the Tuition Contract (valid for all students).

2.6. Change in the initial choice of payment scheme of liabilities (requested electronically by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS prior to concluding the Tuition Contract) or when ordering the consumption of Fresh 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.

3.  FINANCIAL CONDITIONS

3.1. The Tuition Fee is in the amount set out in the Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition Contract for a Stage of Education.

3.1.1. In case of signed Tuition Contract for a Stage of Education, the increase of the Tuition fee for each subsequent year of the stage (cumulatively) is at the amount of 5% annually in comparison to the previous year, and which would be also supplemented with the amount of the index of increase of the annual average salary of the emloyees hired in the private sector “Education” and/or the amount of the increase of the annual average index of the consumers’ prices for the respective year, upon discretion of the Governor of St. George International School EOOD.

3.1.2. In case of a previously concluded Tuition Contract for a Stage of Education (VIII – X grade and XI – XII grade), from preceding years, the increase of the Tuition Fee for each of the following academic years until the end of the stage is in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in it and the financial conditions in effect as of the date of its conclusion.

3.1.3. The financial terms and conditions for each subsequent school year shall be announced not later than the 1st /first/ of February of the current year. They are determined on the basis of the number of school days during the next school year, period of the contract, inflation, wage costs and staff qualification, developed and implemented staff training programs, improvement of the quality of the offered hereto and others at the discretion of the competent authority. Information about the fees is available at www.stgeorgeschool.eu.

3.1.4. For a newcoming STUDENT or for a STUDENT continuing his/her education for the next academic year with signed contract, concluded within the time frames of one academic year, the Tuition Fee and other fees due, according to the Payment Plan, are amounting to the size defined for new students for the respective grade, consistent with the published financial conditions and in line with the period of concluding the Tuition Contract for a STUDENT. The conclusion periods are as follows: until 30.04.2021; from 01.05.2021 until 31.07.2021; from 01.08.2021.

3.1.5. For a current STUDENT, continuing his/her education for the next school year, with a concluded Tuition Contract for a Stage of Education by 30.04.2021, respectively signed Payment Plan (in case of already concluded contract for a stage of education) as well as payments made, according to the Payment Plan, the Tuition Fee is in the amount of the published fee for returning students.

3.1.6. For a current STUDENT, continuing his/her education for the next school year and concluding a Tuition Contract for a stage of education after 30.04.2021, respectively signed Payment plan (in case of already concluded contract for a stage of education) and/or in case of failure to perform the payments in the due term, set out in the Payment Plan, the Tuition Fee is in the amount of the published fee for new students for the respective grade, according to the period of concluding the Tuition Contract as described in Art. 3.1.3.

3.1.7. Upon conclusion of a contract for a student, respectively signed Payment Plan (in case of already concluded contract for a stage of education), after 15th  /fifteenth/ of September, the Tuition Fee and the Food Fee is in the amount of the published fee for new students for the respective grade from 01.08.2021, reduced in proportion to the number of school days missed, from 15th /fifteenth/ of September to the day of admission of the student. The Food Fee and the Fresh Fee (if requested) are also reduced. The Educational Resources Fee, the Exams Fee and the Guarantee Deposit are not reduced.

3.1.8. 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. Financial aid for the education of the STUDENT, granted by the SCHOOL:

3.2.1. In case of a successfully passed exam, the SCHOOL may grant financial aid for the education of STUDENTS who will be in IX, X, XI and XII grade and have a contract for the stage of education up to the 12th grade. The aid is granted for the STUDENT’s education for one academic year, and it does not cover any other payments due, except for the Tuition Fee. The student may apply every year to receive financial aid.

3.2.2. The procedure for granting financial aid is regulated in details by the Internal Rules on Financial Aid granting, approved by the Governor of St. George International School EOOD and published on the website of the SCHOOL.

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

3.3.1. The major currency in the fee forming is Euro. The amounts due under the Tuition Contract 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 International School EOOD /by debit, credit card or by bank transfer/, through a bank account specified in the Tuition Contract; through POS in the building of the SCHOOL.

3.3.2. The deadlines for payment of the amounts due under the Tuition Contract are specified in the Payment Plan, and for other due payments – in invoices issued by the SCHOOL. The SCHOOL issues an invoice for each installment, according to the Payment Plan, as the information /documents and extracts/ is available in the PARENT/GUARDIAN’s profile in the e-Payment Portal of St. George International School. In all cases, the SCHOOL reserves its right to refuse rescheduling of fees under the Payment Plan, an integral part of the STUDENT’s Tuition Contract.

3.3.3. THE PARENTS/GUARDIANS accept that if the Currency Board of the Republic of Bulgaria would be canceled and/or altered, there shall be a significant change in the economic conditions under which the Tuition Contract has 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 translated consistent with the current conditions and further the PARENTS/GUARDIANS will continue to repay 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 shall agree that the revision and/or amendment of the currency shall occur inevitably as of the date of the decision of the Governor of the St. George School EOOD thereof. In such case, the SCHOOL shall notify the PARENTS/GUARDIANS of the amendment at its earliest convenience. The SCHOOL 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.

3.3.4. By signing of the Tuition Contract, together with the Payment Plan, the 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, food, fresh and other activities.

3.3.5. In case the Tuition Fee and/or other fees due to the SCHOOL 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.

3.4. Guarantee deposit.

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

3.4.2. The Guarantee deposit can be used and assumed by the SCHOOL in the following cases:

3.4.2.1. 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 subject to reimbursement;

3.4.2.2. 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;

3.4.2.3. 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;

3.4.2.4. 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, exams, services, activities and others;

3.4.2.5. 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 safe 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);

3.4.2.6. For covering penalties and compensations due under the Tuition Contract, the Payment Plan and other due payment to the SCHOOL;

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

3.4.2.8. 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 which is submitted during the period commencing from the date of signing of the Tuition Contract up to 15.09 of the starting school year;

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

3.4.3. 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 from the receipt of the notice for the event 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.

3.4.4. The remaining unused amount of the Guarantee deposit, after deducting of all due amounts, is subject to reimbursement to a bank account specified by the 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.

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

3.5. The Fees for educational resources and exams include:

3.5.1. Using and subscribing to on-line platforms, main and additional textbooks, personal student’s planner, 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;

3.5.2. Exams for IGCSE, AS-level and A-level, corresponding to the age of the student.

3.6. 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:

3.6.1. Food:

3.6.1.1. 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;

3.6.1.2. The PARENTS/GUARDIANS are informed about the price of the food for one day up to 1st /first/ of February of the current school year referring to the upcoming one;

3.6.1.3. Food Fee is calculated based on the number of school days until the end of the second school term for the respective grade and is paid in one or two installments according to the Payment Plan. In case the individual account of the STUDENT has 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 (https://stgeorgeschool.eu/?page_id=15411);

3.6.1.4. Denial of food may be made only in case of a medical problem of the STUDENT requiring the observance of strict dietary regime. Pursuant to the 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 Medical Committee. 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, a decision is made for termination of the service by the SCHOOL. The home-made food is delivered to the SCHOOL on a 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;

3.6.1.5. In the event that until the 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 a new Tuition Contract for a stage of education with the PARENTS/GUARDIANS shall be signed as in this case it would be subject to conditions and fees announced for newly accepted students.

3.6.2. Freshly-squeezed juice (Fresh):

3.6.2.1. The PARENTS/GUARDIANS may require the everyday consumption of freshly-squeezed juice (fresh) by the STUDENT during the school days, as this would be 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 installments, as per the Payment Plan;

3.6.2.2. Denial to consume 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 in 7 /seven/ working days after it’s being stated. In cases when the individual account of the STUDENT disposes with 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 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 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 (https://stgeorgeschool.eu/?page_id=15411).

3.6.3. Activities by interests of the STUDENTS include:

3.6.3.1. 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, but not later than the 10 /tenth/ of September – for the first school term and not later than the 15 /fifteenth/ of January – for the second term.

3.6.3.2. 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 the 15 /fifteenth/ of September of the current year, and for the second term of study – until the 01 /first/ of February of the following year. In case a partial reimbursement of the paid amount for Activities by interest is required due to reasons described in detail in the General Terms to the e-Payment Portal of St. George International School, the recapitulation is done on annual basis until the 31st of July after the end of the school year.

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

3.8. The transport service is provided to the STUDENT during 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 Preschool, a discount from the Tuition Fee may apply according to a decision made by the Governor of St. George School EOOD.

3.9.2. In case the Tuition Fee and/or Fees for Use of Education Resources and Exams are not paid within the terms set out 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 Tuition Fee for new coming students for the respective grade, and signed contract after 01.08. 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 SCHOOL 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, together with the notification of the amendment.

3.9.3. Even if the Tuition Contract is signed under the terms stated in art. 2.2. above and in compliance with the conditions under Art. 2.5. and the STUDENT Tuition Fee is in the amount of the announced fee for returning students for the respective grade, in case the Tuition Fee and/ or a fee for use of educational resources and exams, including those signed for a stage of education, are not paid in full by the deadlines specified in the Payment Plan, in issued invoices or in electronic correspondence, the size of the Tuition Fee is changed and the PARENTS/GUARDIANS shall owe the full amount of the announced annual Tuition Fee for new students for the respective grade, with a signed contract after 01.08. 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 SCHOOL 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, together with the notification of the change.

3.9.4. 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. 3.4.3. above), including and/or the Fee for Use of Educational resources and exams have not been paid in full within 10 /ten/ working days after the deadline, which is stated in the Payment Plan, in the issued invoices or in the electronic correspondence, the SCHOOL may terminate the Tuition Contract, or may refuse to sign a contract for the next school year.

3.10. Suspension of the Financial Aid, granted by the SCHOOL:

3.10.1. The financial aid granted by the SCHOOL for the STUDENT’s tuition is suspended in any of the following cases: 1. Sanction imposed on the STUDENT, pursuant to the Student Behavior Policy or the Ordinance on Inclusive Education; 2. The STUDENT has an annual average grade of less than 5.00; 3. The STUDENT does not sit the IGCSE or AS-level or A-level exams according to a timetable set by the SCHOOL, if the STUDENT and the PARENTS/GUARDIANS have declared that they would like the STUDENT to be enrolled in these courses and the SCHOOL has confirmed their registry; 4. Overdue payments of the Tuition fee and/or Fees for the use of educational resources and exams not paid within the due dates specified in the Payment Plan, in the invoices or in the electronic correspondence. The above grounds are established ex officio. Upon occurrence of any of the grounds for financial aid suspension from items 1 – 3 including, described above in this article, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS owe the full amount of the Tuition Fee applicable to the STUDENT, according to the period of signing of the contract. Upon occurrence of the grounds for financial aid suspension from item 4, described above in this article, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS owe the full amount of the announced annual Tuition Fee for new students for the respective grade, with a signed contract after 01.08. The PARENTS/GUARDIANS have been informed and unconditionally agree that the suspension of the Financial Aid and the amendment of the Tuition fee will occur automatically on the day following the date of occurrence of any of the grounds described in items 1 – 4, including, above. The SCHOOL sends the amended Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition Contract, and the additional amount for payment is invoiced to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, and the invoice is displayed in the e-Payment Portal, together with the notification of the amendment.

4. 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 or other due payments to the SCHOOL, fully or partially, are not paid within the stipulated periods, along with the consequences set in the Contract, the General Terms and Conditions and the applicable legislation, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS shall owe to the SCHOOL a 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 that the penalty is 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. 3.4.3. 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.

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 stating the reasons for terminating the contract and by paying of all due amounts and the penalty as per article 5.5. below (in case the STUDENT is granted a financial aid for tuition by the SCHOOL);

5.1.4. Unilaterally, by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, without one month written notice and by paying of all due amounts, the penalty as per article 5.4. and as per article 5.5. below (the later in case the STUDENT is granted a Financial Aid for tuition by the SCHOOL);

5.1.5. In case of permanent deterioration of the STUDENT’S medical condition;

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, the Rules of the Structure and the Procedure of the SCHOOL, Policies and Internal Rules of the School;

5.1.8. Upon closing of the SCHOOL;

5.1.9. In case of full or partial failure to pay the Tuition Fee, including payments due according to the Payment Plan, an integral part of the Tuition Contract and/or any other amounts due for requested Activities by Interest, Guarantee Deposit (including in the cases under art. 3.3.3. above), Admission Fee, due penalties, or due amounts for use of the 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 Governor of St. George School EOOD, when the STUDENT, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS or any other persons authorized thereby violate these General Terms and Conditions, the commitment to non-disclosure of confidential information within the meaning of Section VIII below, the Rules of Organisation of safe access to the building, the legal regulation documents of the SCHOOL, including the Policies and Procedures, announced at the website of the SCHOOL (https://stgeorgeschool.eu/?page_id=9482),  in case the PARENTS/GUARDIANS fail to attend a parents’ meeting following an individual invitation extended by the Head of the SCHOOL, by the pedagogical staff or by the management of the SCHOOL without a reasonable excuse, as well as in case of performed actions by means of which they harm the reputation of the SCHOOL and/or of the teachers, the students and the administrative staff. The termination is made by a 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. Refund of the “Tuition” fee:

5.2.1. 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 recalculate and reverse on the basis of the date of leaving part of the Tuition Fee for the current school year within 14 /fourteen/ working days after the termination of the contract enters into force and after the return of the textbooks, educational resources and materials. 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 non-refundable.

5.2.2. 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 and in case the PARENTS/GUARDIANS requested rescheduling of the obligations under the due amounts within 14 /fourteen/ working days after the termination of the contract enters into force, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS owe to the SCHOOL:

For the periods: from 15.09. to 31.10. – 75% of the full Tuition Fee;

from 01.11 to 31.01. – they owe 80% of the Tuition Fee;

from 01.02 to 31.03 – they owe 85% of the Tuition Fee;

after 01.04 – they owe 90% of the Tuition Fee.

5.2.3. In case the STUDENT is offered education in an electronic environment (as the way of education and the number of hours are at the discretion of the SCHOOL, current feedback on the results of training and assessment), the SCHOOL shall not reimburse the PARENTS/GUARDIANS with any part of the paid Tuition Fee, including in case of prolonged absence of the STUDENT due to health reasons.

5.3. In all cases, the SCHOOL is not liable and shall not owe payment for damages, penalties, indemnities, etc., in case of technical reasons or difficulties in or in regard with the provided distance learning in an electronic environment.

5.4. Upon termination of the Tuition Contract unilaterally by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS, without keeping 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.

5.4.1. Notwithstanding the above, upon termination of a Tuition Contract unilaterally by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS in the period from the date of signing the Tuition Contract until the beginning of the lessons for the academic year specified in the Tuition Contract, as well as upon termination of the Tuition Contract in this period by the SCHOOL due to non-payment of the due amount within the set term, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS owe to the SCHOOL a penalty in the amount of EUR 2500 /two thousand and five hundred/, according to the Bulgarian National Bank’s currency fixing, which amount can be partially deducted from the Guarantee Deposit up to the smaller amount.

5.5. Upon termination of a Tuition contract for a Stage of Education of the STUDENT unilaterally by the PARENTS/GUARDIANS pursuant to art. 5.1.3. or art. 5.1.4., including, termination by the SCHOOL pursuant to art. 5.1.7. or art. 5.1.9. above and in case the STUDENT is granted Financial Aid for tuition by the SCHOOL for any of the school years included in the stage of education, the PARENTS/GUARDIANS owe to the SCHOOL as a penalty a refund of the full amount of the granted by the SCHOOL Financial aid for the STUDENT’s tuition, for the last academic year in which such Financial aid has been granted.

5.6. The Tuition Fee is not 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. hereinabove.

5.7. The SCHOOL has the right to make objection to an outstanding contract and not fulfill 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.

5.8. In case the STUDENT is not included in the A-Level course or due to unsatisfactory results is not able to continue his studies in the course, the SCHOOL does not return the paid Tuition Fee and Educational Resources and Exams Fees for the academic year.

5.9. 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.

6. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARENTS/GUARDIANS

6.1. Rights of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

6.1.1 To receive 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 for operation of the SCHOOL, as well as the Rules for organisation of the access to the building and the Rules for Use of the parking, etc.;

6.1.5. To be informed about:

6.1.5.1. Curriculum, Rules of Procedure of the SCHOOL, Rules of organisation of safe access to the building, Rules for Use of the Parking, legislative and internal documents of the school (https://stgeorgeschool.eu/?page_id=9482) 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 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 specifics 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 classes;

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 organiser on a regular basis as well as the notices from the SCHOOL for the academic progress and the behaviour of the STUDENT when required;

6.2.4. To attend all organised parent’s meetings and individual meetings with the Head of School, 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 act in consistence with the Students Attendance Policy and further 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 provide the STUDENT with suitable clothing and equipment during organised excursions, green and white schools, project-based education and etc.;

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

6.2.12. To observe the provisions of the Rules of Operation of the SCHOOL and to procure the observance thereof by the STUDENT, including to all legislative and internal documents of the SCHOOL (https://stgeorgeschool.eu/?page_id=9482), and also not to commit acts that damage the reputation of the SCHOOL and/or the teachers, students and the administrative staff;

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

6.2.14. Up to the first day of the school year, to sign and submit to the SCHOOL a declaration for the medical condition of the student that describes in detail 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;

6.2.15. To support the SCHOOL in its efforts to achieve its teaching and educational purposes;

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

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

6.2.18. 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;

6.2.19. 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;

6.2.20. To pay the Tuition Fee and any other fees and expenses under the conditions and within the deadlines 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;

6.2.21. 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 Court Certificate), in compliance with and observing the provisions of the Rules of Operation of the SCHOOL and the Rules of Organisation of safe access to the building, Rules for Use of the parking and other regulatory and internal documents of the SCHOOL (https://stgeorgeschool.eu/?page_id=9482). In any case, and in case of non-fulfillment 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 may terminate the Tuition Contract;

6.2.22. In case of education of the STUDENT 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; 2. To provide the necessary technical means for carrying out distance learning; 3. To exercise the necessary supervision and control for a safe and secure electronic environment of the STUDENT, as the SCHOOL does not bear any responsibility for this.

7. 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 fulfillment 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 Operation of the SCHOOL and current internal normative documents 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 to classes in the cases provided for in articles 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 Fee, Guarantee Deposit, etc.

7.1.9. To recommend and coordinate 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 give directions concerning preparation and/or attendance or cancellation of the STUDENT’s registration of IGCSE, AS-level and A-level exam, depending on his/her results, progress and development. The SCHOOL reserves the right to refuse or cease the preparation in one or all subjects of the A-Level course, if the efforts that the STUDENT makes and the results he/she achieves are not sufficient for the exam successful presentation;

7.1.9.4. The SCHOOL reserves the right to refuse preparation for AS-level and A-level in a specific subject, or in all subjects, in case the results of the STUDENT from the IGCSE exam or exams for applying to the SCHOOL are not sufficient to successfully complete the tuition course.

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 teaching;

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 to assist in acquiring certificates and diplomas (if applicable) according to IGCSE and GCE A Level (should the STUDENT has attended such exams);

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 Head of School’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 based on 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. At the beginning of the academic year, to submit to the PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

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

7.2.16.2. Weekly timetable for the first term;

7.2.16.3. List of textbooks for the respective grade;

7.2.16.4. Rules of Operation of the SCHOOL;

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

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

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

8. CONFIDENTIALITY

8.1. Both the SCHOOL and the PARENTS/GUARDIANS undertake to maintain confidentiality, not to make public statements and announcements, including not to publish any information concerning the SCHOOL and the staff on social media, not to disclose or disseminate information that has become known to or on the occasion of the implementation of the Tuition Contract, including information concerning third parties – children enrolled in the SCHOOL and their parents/guardians/associated parties (“Confidential Information”).

Confidential information is but not limited to: development and behavior of STUDENTS studying at the SCHOOL, staff, commitments, legal issues, notifications, terms of contract, financial information, whether oral or written, photos, videos, etc.

8.2. It shall not be considered a breach of the obligation not to disclose confidential Information when:

  1. the information is disseminated by the SCHOOL through the official communication channels;
  2. the information is required by virtue of a law applicable to any of the persons; or
  3. the provision of the information is required by a regulatory or other competent authority and the respective person shall be obliged to fulfill this requirement.

8.3. The obligations under this Section VIII shall remain in force even after the termination of the Tuition Contract on any grounds.

8.4. In any case of Confidential Information disclosure, the guilty party undertakes to compensate the other party for the damages caused by paying a penalty in the amount of EUR 1,000 /one thousand Euros/ for each individual case. For damages in a larger amount, the party in good standing has the right to seek compensation in the general order.

9. OTHER PROVISIONS

9.1. The SCHOOL has the right to reject to sign a 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 (https://stgeorgeschool.eu/?page_id=9482) or harm the reputation of the SCHOOL and/or the teachers, the students and the administrative staff.

9.2. 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 pursuant to the Contract to third parties, for which the PARENTS/GUARDIANS give their prior unconditional consent. In case the PARENTS/GUARDIANS’ fail to perform the obligation for payment of any part of the Tuition Fee due in accordance with the Payment Plan and/or other due payments within 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-court collection of the delayed amounts, for which the PARENTS/GUARDIANS give their prior unconditional consent.

9.3. 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.

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

9.4.1. 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.

9.4.2. 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.

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

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

9.5.2. That a profile of the PARENTS/GUARDIANS is created in 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.

9.6. 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 that if 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 and amended by the Governor of St. George School EOOD and refer to contracts, signed for students, enrolled for the 2021/2022 school year in IX – XII Grade.

Published on 15.09.2021.

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