Originally Posted by ldsmom06
It seems that the people who answer the phones are the rude ones
I finally got to talk with the director of the school out of state and she was nice and helpful. She even gave me a name or a realtor that could help us find a rental house
lynsage, I didn't try the Detroit school it was the one in Oakland county that I called and talked with. The teacher was nice enough but no one else seemed to be nice that worked in the office.
Just a thought to consider-
At our Waldorf school, the office phones were answered by parent volunteers, who would rotate the responsibilities. The school would just not be able to operate with out help from the parents who also ran the school store and filled it with hand crafts, worked on caring for the grounds, built and maintained the play equipment, etc. so you may have been talking to a parent working in the office, whose people skills were not up to a professional level. They may have even been a bit resentful of having been pressed into service, as I know I felt when I was finagled into fixing a class quilt project that had been botched from the start.
Many times the teachers would have to be assertive in asking for help from parents, just to make things work and run smoothly and this is the essence of Waldorf school, it's not a place where you just drop off your child like day care. At least that is my experience and both my partner and I learned to love this aspect.
I'm glad to hear that someone finally stepped up and was helpful to you.