What do you consider an acceptable \'response time\' from administrators?

Posted on: Mon, 10/03/2005 - 12:33am
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I communicate pretty regularly with an administrator at the Board of Education office of our school district. Since Mariah received a Section 504 Designation last May there has been lots to figure out accommodation-wise, and we usually e-mail back and forth. Sometimes we meet face-to-face as well.

There are a couple questions I've asked that remain out there, and I'm frustrated by the length of time it's taking to obtain a response. (For example, the final copy of our 504 plan provided to us does not contain a copy of the signature page. I know it exists, and that I should have a copy per "procedural safeguards". I asked for this over a week ago and my request has yet to even be acknowledged.) To me, it seems our school district administrators seem complacent and accept that they may work on a completely different 'clock' than the rest of society.

In general, when you ask your "administration" a question or request information, how soon do you expect a response? 3 days? 2 weeks? I know it depends on the amount/complexity of the request, I'm just asking what your experience and expectations are in general.

[This message has been edited by Gail W (edited October 03, 2005).]

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