I just want to say a few things to all school employees, from the front desk personnel to school board members. There are parents who are very involved and concerned with their children's education … I'm one of them. I don't expect you to be perfect; but work with parents, not against them.
I called my son's new school on Aug. 24 (he's a fourth-grader) to simply ask what time the class (room/teacher) lists would be posted outside (school started Aug. 27). The front-desk person gave me such attitude — I can only wonder how she treats children who come in that office for help.
She told me unless she worked until midnight the lists would not be posted until Monday morning. I asked her why, and she said due to renovations — which I applaud — they had no electricity this week and couldn't print (by computer) the class lists. I inquired why had parents not been informed and told her there would be chaos Monday morning; I was going to offer her help but her attitude was so ugly, I figured that's probably why she was doing it by herself (which she let me know!)