WaldorfDispute.org is an information resource concerning the actions of the Waldorf School of Atlanta and the impact of those actions on neighbors.
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WaldorfDispute began on December 30, 2008 after the Waldorf School of Atlanta refused to retract an affidavit filed by Philip Verre, former Waldorf School of Atlanta board chairman, concerning a tract of land 35 feet wide and over 1200 feet long, adjacent to several neighbors.
This tract of land has officially recorded deed history for over 100 years and is simply not in dispute. However, Waldorf failed to research the matter properly and instead focused on one single scriveners error in one deed (which self corrects), and started this process.
As of August 2013, the matter is still unsettled and parties are awaiting a second round of mediation.
This site is not a finished work. Updates will take place frequently and since the original draft publishing, the site has undergone continual editing and fact checking.
The content is a collaborative editing effort (grammar, facts, etc.), but is written by Derrick Peavy. As with all on line content these days, the editing process is public, often rough, and often edited on the fly. If content you read today is changed tomorrow it is probably because additional view points have been considered or the typo’s corrected. You are encouraged to contribute to the discussion by emailing info -at- WaldorfDispute.org
August 20, 2013: We’ve passed the five year mark. Waldorf succeeded in pushing the court date back by two years now. Heading to second mediation.
February 5, 2013: Defending neighbors entered into a mediation process in an effort to resolve this matter on December 15, 2011. Waldorf has since gone silent, mediation failed.
October 2011: We are now into year 4 of this matter with no end in sight. WSA has made no indication of a desire to settle this matter.
July 14, 2010: We are now into year 3 of this matter with no end in sight. We have just learned that Waldorf School administrator Beatrice Meyer-Parsons is no longer with the Waldorf School of Atlanta. That is unfortunate as she was apparently a more reasonable voice within the school.
June 20, 2010: We are approaching the 2 year mark of this dispute (July 1) and fully expect to enter year 3 with no resolution. It is the belief of the affected home owners that the Waldorf School of Atlanta simply intends to drag this matter out, making it as expensive and uncomfortable as possible. NO ATTEMPT WHATSOEVER HAS BEEN MADE ON BEHALF OF THE WALDORF SCHOOL OF ATLANTA TO RESOLVE THIS ISSUE.
July, 2009: The Waldorf School of Atlanta files counter suit against Plaintiff’s Peavy, Nunez, Martin, and Warrington. Civil Action 09CV5715-2, Superior Court for the County of Dekalb, State of Georgia.
April, 2009: Plaintiffs Peavy, Nunez, Martin, and Warrington file suit against the Waldorf School of Atlanta, and Philip Verre individually, in response the Waldorf School of Atlanta and Philip Verre’s July 1, 2008 “Affidavit With Respect to Title” which attempts to cloud the title to plaintiffs’ land and cast doubt on the boundary between the plaintiff’s land and the defendant’s land (WSA). Civil Action 09CV5715, Superior Court for the County of Dekalb, State of Georgia.
January 19, 2009: We’ve updated the site with a response to Waldorf’s January 16, 2009 Letter. It’s important the we demonstrate the omissions and errors in this letter. We do however appreciate the school’s validation of several of our points.
January 15, 2009: We’ve updated the site with a response to Waldorf’s January 7, 2009 Letter. It’s important the we demonstrate the omissions and errors in this letter. Also, we’ve updated the related experiences page with comments from a reader in Germany with a similar story to tell.
January 13, 2009: Between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM two more signs have been removed. We would like these returned. Removal of these signs is theft. Each sign was placed with permission of the home owner or resident. No signs were placed without permission and each sign was clear of the immediate right of way. Removing these signs does not help the school nor the school administrator resolve this issue.
January 8, 2009: Last night we removed the remaining signs (3) from around the neighborhood so that they would not be removed by other persons. This morning, at about 7:30 AM, we replaced the remaining three signs. This time, we placed the sign at the Kirk and Oldfield property (again with permission) very deep into the property. Clearly, this was inside the property owner’s land. Yet, it was removed again, in broad daylight. However – We must offer a sincere and heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Beatrice Meyer-Parsons, Waldorf administrator. Mrs. Meyer-Parsons has been very polite as this matter has developed and has been very approachable. Mrs. Meyer-Parsons saw to it that the sign was returned to the property and a short time later, the signs which had been removed yesterday appeared as well. They were crumpled and damaged, but still usable. It’s a start!
January 7, 2009: 5 signs were posted around the neighborhood today to inform the larger Waldorf community about this issue. Between 2:00 PM and 2:45 PM, one of two signs situated at the corner of Oldfield and Kirk was removed. Between 2:45 PM and 5:00 PM, the second one was removed. All signs were posted with permission of the property owners and clear of the right of way. The person or persons who removed these signs are encouraged to return the stolen property immediately. No action will be taken if you do, otherwise a police report will be filed. It has come to our attention that when these signs were removed, residents were home. So… fill in the blanks. Return the signs, and we’re all good.