Andover Public Schools

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Andover Public Schools Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
3 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to teach.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Andover, KS
    Current Employee - Teacher in Andover, KS

    I have been working at Andover Public Schools full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very supportive administration who are always available to answer questions and assist in problem solving. Understand that teaching isn't an easy endeavor.

    Cons

    Benefits are poor. While KPERS is a great retirement system, the health insurance premiums are extremely high and the coverage is awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks

    Recommends
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  2.  

    hall monitor

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    Former Employee - High School Monitor in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - High School Monitor in Andover, MA

    I worked at Andover Public Schools part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    like young adults school hours are great

    Cons

    Lack of discipline for students. Monitors are hired at 19 hours pe week and no more. won't let you work dances or games. Police officer is useless. Hangs around all day and won't intervene with fights and things he should. No backing of administration for monitors. the only reason their there is to have someone to blame if a students gets hurt or worse to save their own overpaid careers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire two full time professionals. One male one female 38 hours per week. Put the police officer back on the street where he belongs. The response time in Andover is like one and one half minutes to the high school. Instill discipline in the kids and don 't cow tow to entitled parents just to make youre job easier. THATS YOUR"E JOB!

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, KS

    I have been working at Andover Public Schools

    Pros

    The students are highly motivated and goal-oriented. the staff members are like family and care very much about the students. our administrators have a handle on what is important and steer everyone in the right direction.

    Cons

    the state assessment tests leave little time for anything but on the nose teaching of certain subjects and stometimes forces teachers to teach to the tests. it is a shame to marshal learning in this manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to involve parents more in the classroom and not so much in outside school activities. They need to truly understand the importance that lies in shepherding their children into becoming lifelong learners.

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