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9/16/10

Parking Space - Aloha Friday/Friday Follow



My Question:
Is there visitors/parents parking at your child's school? If you don't have kids in school, do you think that a school should provide this access?
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There is non at my son's school. Only for teachers, front and back. I tried to park in the lot in the back because I didn't know it was just for teachers and they told me I can't park there, that I should go through the drop off line. 
I actually want to walk my kid to his classroom until he is more integrated with the school routine and hallways etc. 
Right now it's not a good situation but we'll see the outcome.


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40 comments :

  1. I can't believe that your school has no parking area for parents. Don't they have parent nights, or parent volunteers? I often walked my children to their classrooms when they were younger.

    I think that you are in the same state as I am...if so, believe me when I say that there are many many places that have better schools systems...in fact, I believe that this state ranks in the lowest group:-) How sad!

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    1. Well we can park around the school, side of the road etc or on the field that the kids play...if it's not wet and sinking like quicksand.

      The front and back are for teachers only. Outside the the school area, still for teachers and if you can squeeze in somewhere.

      Just don't understand why they wouldn't have a place for parking for parents.

      If I could get out of here and get to a better place for schooling for my kids. In the blink of an eye I'd go! I think education is very important and would like the best I can give them.

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  2. I agree. There should be somewhere for you to park. Where do they have people park who are volunteering in the classroom or bringing something for the class? Sounds kinda anti parental involvement to me...

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    1. You can park around the school....in the grass as best as you can.
      All government school are mostly anti-parent involvement...they just try to pretend otherwise in my opinion...

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  3. Some of our school's have this and others don't. Yes, I do think they should all provide visitors parking. I don't think the teachers and staff mind walking a few more paces in since they are in there for the duration!

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    1. I really hope they look into a budget for it. It would be very helpful than having to wonder which teacher is going to be on the offense because you parked in their spot.

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  4. Colette, if it is in an urban area without a lot of parking, it is possible that there is no parking for parents -- I've even taught in schools where there was no parking for anybody! Also, many schools definitely do not want parents walking kids to their classrooms. Maybe that is the case with your son's school. If it's important for you to walk him in, maybe there is parking on the street? I park off-campus when I go to volunteer or attend functions at my daughter's (high) school.

    What a great, involved mommy you are.

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    1. They really do not want parents walking their kids to the classroom. But my son was was just starting and I wanted him to feel okay. It's a process. They don't need to enjoy the chop and dice.

      AFter a couple walks, I don't mind not doing it anymore, but for the first week? what's so wrong about that right?

      Thank you Angelle.

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  5. I'd start wondering about that school if they didn't make it easily accessible for parents during the day.

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    1. Many years later and I still want to homeschool my kids.

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  6. You should definitely be able to park to walk your child into school.. I think that is such a shame that they won't provide parents a place to park! =(

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    1. Thank you Dawn.
      I've always been a follower of your blog and networks.
      Thanks also for the compliment :)

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  8. my kids haven't started school yet, but that would be great to be able to park and then walking them to their classrooms. i think it's safe that way, especially if they are still small, rather than leaving them at the entrance and hope someone (the teacher) will find them, especially if the kid is clueless, or have other things in mind other than going to his classroom.

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    1. That was my thought pattern. I completely agree!

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  9. The school in our area have small parking lots that aren't designated for employees or parents. The school around the corner that my grandchildren attend has maybe thirty spaces.

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    1. Thank you Cathi.
      At least they do have some you know.

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  10. We don't have a parking area available at the kids school. Parents have to park down the street surrounding the school. In front of the school is a drop off zone only. We are moving to a new school in a couple of weeks, so I think it is going to be better there.

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    1. I hope that was definitely much better Pam!

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  11. My kids are homeschooled so I don't have to worry about parking! lol

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    1. Now I wish I was blessed with homeschooling. I've always desired it.

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  12. It has been many years since my boys were in elementary school, and parents had to park on the streets surrounding the school.
    CMash

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  13. I think parents should be involved in school as much as possible, so yes...parking should be easily accessible.

    have a great weekend!

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  14. At my old school it was equal parking for all.

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  15. I don't have kids in school but I do have siblings in school and they have visitor parking. It is very limited but definitely there and it shouldn't be any other way.

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    1. Thank you Alysha.
      Even that would be good.

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  16. Our elementary school does not have a parking lot for anyone aside from teachers/staff (and not even enough for them). We park on side streets and walk over when picking up. Are they giving you the option to find a location and bring your child in, or simply saying not to come in. I would address that and see what your child thinks and wants too. Good luck and I hope things get better quickly.

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    1. I think both. They are not in favor of you walking your child in and then the no parking. I didn't even park in the front. I went all the way to the back, only to be told it was for teachers only. When there were NO signs stating teacher parking only.
      When I asked about it, was told, there isn't a rule, just that the teachers don't want anyone but them parking in there. WHAT???

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  17. Yes we do. My daughter's school used to be very limited parking. But last year they re-did it all, and made more spaces for everyone, so it is a lot better now.

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    1. I can imagine! Schools have to think about that beforehand.

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  18. For now, Alex's school is at our church so we don't really have typical parking.

    I do think that schools should offer parent parking, though. It's one of those things that just makes sense.

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  19. There is visitor parking that is limited, but this is because there isn't any room to add parking. If the school is newly built then I think there should be visitor parking....

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    1. it's an old school. Not sure why they wouldn't have thought about it though...maybe most people walked/ride then.

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  20. i think there should be..
    where else are you to park?
    that is crazy

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    1. And many years later it's still the same. Student conferences and so on are a mess.

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