Lake Washington School District can’t keep track of schedule | Letter
October 5, 2012 · Updated 10:29 AM
This is a follow up letter to a previous letter I wrote to the editor.
Lake Washington School District has been judgmental in response to my repeated requests for a school calendar and schedule that respects and supports working parents. Usually they respond that we are given our school calendar in plenty of time to prepare for early releases and random days off.
Monday was our first noon release of the school year for elementary conferences. I was waiting at our school for my students’ conferences. My phone rang with a call from a parent with a child on my bus line. She had been waiting for 30 minutes for the bus to arrive.
One of the LWSD bus drivers had forgotten to show up and when I peered around the corner of the building, I could see that the elementary students were standing outside with a teacher, 40 minutes after the noon release.
I ask and ask for a normalized schedule, and I was the one who was left to call parents at different stops along the bus route and explain that they are waiting for their children to arrive at their bus stop after school because LWSD staff can’t keep track of their own schedule. I fully enjoyed the irony!
Cynthia Hudson, Kirkland