The schools where I live are underperforming but there are some great charter schools here. The good news is we survived the lottery process and got into our first choice. It's a charter school that is overseen by the local district so some of the programs are theirs and some are provided by the district.
The bad news is even though I should have priority (I submitted the application within weeks of the paperwork being available, single parents and working parents get priority and I am both) we still got waitlisted.
I called the school and the principal answered the phone and told me he usually the a few spots he can allocate in certain situations and asked me some questions. He replied it seems like I really do need it and the other options they have wouldn't be enough so he was going to try to talk to the program and get her in.
This was 3 weeks ago. I've sent 3 e-mails and have called the school 15 times and still haven't gotten any type of reply or confirmation. I only got through to an actual person once and she just took a message and wouldn't do anything else. School just closed last week and while I know they come into the school from time to time I have no idea when.
Does anyone else have any ideas on how to navigate through these programs or the school? Especially with them now being on break? I would hate to have to pull dd out and put he in the public school but that may be our only choice if we can't find care. I've explored a few other options but I can't come up with one with care covered 100% of the time I need it; 80% at best.
Even when they are open, I work 30-40 minutes away and I have to leave much earlier so I would hate if I have to show up every day and miss a half day of work and use up all my vacation time over stuff like this.