Alamance-Burlington School System

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Alamance-Burlington School System Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
4 Reviews

3.5
4 Reviews

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Lillie Cox
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  1.  

    I enjoy working for this system but I wish they had training for Lateral Entry teachers.

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher  in  Burlington, NC
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Burlington, NC

    Pros

    Because it's in the county that I live.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get a lateral entry program for substitute teachers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Teacher at Ray Street Academy (Alternative School for the District)

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Graham, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher in Graham, NC

    Pros

    Great teachers; tight-knit staff (we often hang out with each other outside of school); family atmosphere; many young teachers at RSA who are willing to work with our alternative students; the students who buy into the program have made great changes in their lives and have been successful.

    Cons

    Punishments were often very lax for large student offenses (This was an extreme case and is certainly not typical of the average day at RSA, but a student tried to light a paper towel dispenser on fire and received one day of ISS as punishment).

    When the school began, it was a place of nurturing, second chances, and giving students the opportunities to make changes in their lives, however, since Dr. Cox has resigned, it has become something of a dumping ground for "bad kids" that other schools don't want to deal with.

    The small number of staff members makes coordinating schedules very difficult, and often leaves 2-3 teachers without a planning period.

    North Carolina teacher salaries are well below the national average. Last I checked, they ranked 46th in the country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the administrators to do what is best for the school. Do not allow other schools to place students at RSA who have shown a complete lack of desire to learn to change their behaviors.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  3.  

    This school systems seems about 10 year behind larger systems.

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Burlington, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Burlington, NC

    Pros

    Colleagues were nice, admin was great!

    Cons

    Lots of micro-managing from the county level. Initiatives that are out of date.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let good teachers do their jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's a decent place to work

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    Current Employee - Spanish Teacher
    Current Employee - Spanish Teacher

    Pros

    The closeness of the employees are great

    Cons

    Communication can be lacking at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees well

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