Does Anyone Work/Volunteer in Their Kids School--Need Advice
I work extensively in the kids school(s). Currently, I am working on a school wide art competition. This makes me the Reflections Chair which is tied in to the PTSA group that sponsors the program.
The PTSA President decided "committee chairs" were part of the board. Now that the chairs are part of the board, we now get all their "email traffic". I manage to sift through it. It's EVERYBODY'S issues, comments, etc. etc. etc. Those are executive board issues. But, when asked a question, we are suppose to respond. I got about 10 of those emails today.
Anyhow, this evening an email was sent elliciting a response about a letter that is going out to the teachers and asked if we had any input. I read through it and everything is wrong with it. While the gist of the letter is there, there is almost no formatting, grammatics are just about non-existence, save a period and so much more. This letter is going out to 35 teachers, principal and additional staff.
Honestly, if I were a teacher, I probably would not respond to this letter. But, if I were to tell this person how I really feel, I would really just re-write the entire thing and format it correctly.
last time someone on the board asked me to edit their work, she got
mad, actually made the corrections, but said she "accidentally sent out
the wrong version of the letter" and sent out the edited version. Not
the same person though. But, they are very close friends.
Now, if that all wasn't bad enough, there is this weird rule that all responses are suppose to be CC'd to the entire board. It's one thing trying to make a decision whether or not to tell someone, hopefully with some tact that the letter really should be completely re-written, but to CC that to the entire board. That gives me a lot of reservation.
Should I just not make recommendations? Should I make recommendations and
Mind you, none of this is personal for me. I look at such requests from an education standpoint and