I've run into an annoying problem at work and need a polite phrase.
My husband and I coach one of the school's teams. To be clear, he does the coaching (my coaching basically consists of, "get the ball!") and I manage the program's details and manage the bench during games. This year, a new teacher has taken over the cheer squad (thank goodness). Being that she's new to middle school athletics, she has a lot of questions - which isn't bad, and we are happy to help.
The problem comes when she has problems I don't know the answer to, things about facility use and some other things. I have referred her several times to my DH, who does know the answers, as in, "I'm sorry but I don't know - DH will know." I get that asking me is convenient because I'm right across the hall, but we have staff email which is easy to use.
More recently, she has said, "I asked (your DH) but he hasn't emailed me back yet. What is the answer?" Well, I still don't know, and I don't think it's my job to bug him to email her back. I've said, "I'll mention it to him," but I feel like this was probably the wrong answer because I don't want to encourage her to continue bugging me when he doesn't email her back in 4-5 hours.
What can I say politely to curb this?