@BarefootContessa - yeah, I'd have an issue with my annual materials fee going towards maintenance as well. If the place needs a "face lift" that money needs to come from their own maintenance fund -- parents should not be expected to cover that, ESPECIALLY when your extra fees are earmarked for student materials. Personally I would ask for a breakdown of where your materials fee is going: as in, how much is going to materials for the kids and how much is going to maintenance. If they're already planning to do a face lift, they should be able to provide all parents with a written quote from the contractor. If they can't produce that, I'd be very hesitant to pay any fee at all. As for your NIPT results, ugh, unfortunately I think not getting enough of a DNA sample is frustratingly common. I'm surprised it happened at 12 weeks, but yeah, it definitely happens.