the school down the street has two buses that come before the school opens at 7:45. my kids have to be down there at 6:50 and the next bus comes at 7:10. for the past two weeks the school has made the kids stand outside while waiting for the buses. i called board of education last month and they told me that the janitor is suppose to unlock the one set of doors so the kids can stand inside out of the weather. but only if the weather is 20 or below or it's rainy, snowy, or too hot. all last week the morning temps were 10 or below. and they still didn't open the doors.
i called boe again and this time i just got the run around. i spoke to three people in different departments and then hit a brick wall when i was told the person i needed to speak too was in a meeting and he'll call me back. never happened!
here's the question: do i call them again and see if they give me the run around again, or just say screw it and call the local media?
what would you do? or have you dealt with this before?
Asked by noel1978 at 8:16 AM on Jan. 28, 2013 inLevel 24 (20,375 Credits)
Answer by dullscissors at 8:21 AM on Jan. 28, 2013
I have found when dealing w/ any public entity, it's best to give them the heads up that the media will be contacted if you do not get the desired response. That usually works. So try one last call today stating that you intend to contact the local media if changes are not made & I'm betting that things will change. Speaking from experience, it's worked for me. GL
Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:22 AM on Jan. 28, 2013
Answer by SleepingBeautee at 9:38 AM on Jan. 28, 2013
Answer by jerseydiva at 10:26 AM on Jan. 28, 2013
Why did you go over the principals head to the board? Put the principal on your cell and if the doors aren't open call from the sidewalk out front and remind the jacka$$ what the freaken rules are. If the school is "down the street" I assume you are walking them and they are not riding the bus which makes me wonder why they are getting there so early. More details on this situation would be helpful. If they are riding the bus, but are within walking distance, I would wait until the last possible minute and walk them to school. Of course that means that you are out in the cold yourself that much longer, but walking is warmer than standing still and the exercise is good. (I walked to school from 2nd grade through 6th, just under a half mile each way. rain, snow whatever.)
Answer by LoveMyDog at 8:34 AM on Jan. 28, 2013
Answer by liss05 at 11:15 AM on Jan. 28, 2013
Answer by mompam at 6:02 PM on Jan. 28, 2013
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