We are finally nearing the end of the Application Form for RU: School of Disciples. So far, RU's collected personal identification information, legal information, health information and previous employment information.
They have a section on a background check that matches closely the background check run by the school districts I have worked for. The two major differences are that the background check used for teachers costs ~100 dollars and involves being fingerprinted by the local police department. The RU background check costs $40.00 and is limited to what information was provided by the applicant.
The drug screen form is similar to one I signed for an industry job with one little change:
Notice that RU never asks for permission to see the results of the drug test - that's an interesting oversight.
This next part is a doozy that I didn't see coming.
RU requires their students to apply for food stamps.
That's really fucked up - especially since the patients/clients are ineligible based on the amount of wages they should be earning.
Why should students in RU's program be ineligible for food stamps?
From the USDA website: the gross monthly income eligibility maximum for a family of one is $1,276.
Illinois' minimum wage is $8.25 per hour. According to RU, patients are working a minimum of 40 hours a week which is 160 hours a month. 160 hours x $8.25 dollars per hour = $1,320 gross income per week. In the previous post, I argued that most of the patient / students probably earn more than minimum wage, so RU's fleecing the government.
How much could RU earn?
From the USDA website:
- Take the net monthly income for the family unit and multiply by .3. This is the amount of money a household is expected to pay for food.
- Since RU students/patients make $0, $0.00 x 0.3 = $0.00
-Subtract the maximum monthly allotment limit from the expected household payment to get the amount of food stamps.
- $194 is the maximum for 1 person. $194 - $0 = $194 dollars monthly.
That's $1,164 in six months.
Follow up question - Do the patients/students declare themselves as a family of one - as I did - or do they count their dependent spouses and children?
Let's run the math for Josh Duggar if RU required him to declare Anna and his four kids. He's still making $0.00 - but the maximum allotment for a family of six is $925 per month.
Josh's monthly EBT would be $925 per month or $5,550 dollars in six months.
I think I just figured out why they wanted the age and marital status of all of the kids of the clients/patients. Fuckers.