Seacoast is a great school. I have two children enrolled there. The teachers are great at communicating with me. The academic and behavioral expectations are very high, and the fact that it is a very small school makes us feel like we are a valued part of a school family.
Teachers have a heavy burden and we as parents understand that. However, when a teacher is clearly in the wrong and fails to acknowledge that - then pulls other teachers into their mess expecting that they will side with them automatically is really far from the honesty, integrity and fairness that this question poses.
Well, the new fad lately is to get your kid into a charter school. What you need to consider is that charter schools do not answer to anyone. In particular, Seacoast Charter Academy has a director that is very hands off. You cannot complain to her or request help from her on anything. The response you will receive is, "that is not my department" or "I don't handle that." Which apparently applies to every situation involving a parent. There are a few really great teachers at this school, but unfortunately they are surrounded by incompetent, rude fledgelings who are struggling so hard to hide the fact that they are inept, uneducated trash (ie. the school's secretary). Having to deal with these individuals on even the most simplest, mundane requests will have you pulling your hair out. The advise given to us by 2 fifth graders was to pull our child from the school before they reach fourth grade. That is very sad.