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|Tue, 05-20-2003 - 12:21pm|
Then she calls our local public elementary school. She tells them who she is, where she lives, etc. She tells them that her DD will be entering Kindie this fall, and she would like to come to the school for a tour, and meet the principal and teachers and just get a feel for the school before making a decision of what to do. She asks them when would be convenient for them. Their response? "Oh, we don't do that.". She said, "ummm, I have a child entering your school, and you will not allow me to meet with the teachers or have a look at the school beforehand?", and they repeated that they could allow "just anyone" to enter their school, and she could see the school at the open house the month after her DD started, "like everyone else".
OMG!!!!! *I* almost came unglued at that, and I don't have kids there! She was shaking, she was so upset, and now she is adament that her child will not be going there. I can't say I blame her, but I hate this school anyway. See, I have been IN there, and it is dirty, it is icky, the teachers SUCK! Somehow this ONE elementary school seems to have picked all the reject teachers from around the country! It is horrible. But I just cannot BELIEVE that they won't meet with a parent prior to said parent entering their child. Especially if that parent is considering placing the kid in private school or homeschooling. I mean, the school loses money for every child not enrolled! UGH UGH UGH
PLEASE tell me this isn't normal!