Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

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Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Reviews

Updated June 18, 2014
Updated June 18, 2014
12 Reviews
3.6
12 Reviews
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Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Superintendent Tom Forcella
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  1.  

    Floater/TA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I would working for this employer. The working enviroment and co-workers were awesome to work with.

    Cons

    I would have like to be employed permanently. However, I agree to work as a floater for the first year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid school district. Excellent and smart teachers that work in most schools.

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have control over what happens on a day to day basis in my classroom.

    Cons

    Too much testing for students that takes over in depth curriculum projects. Compensation is better compared to other districts but still is not enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There does not seem to be much support when teachers do "outside the box" teaching. Positive support and relationship building with faculty can go a long way.

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    Not enough hours.

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    Former Employee - Crossing Guard  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Crossing Guard in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice managers. Friendly and fun co-workers.

    Cons

    Not enough pay or hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire young people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great School District, but needs to keep focus on Big Picture of providing Quality Education

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    Current Employee - Teacher  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Teacher in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Chapel Hill School District is a great school district compared to most school districts in North Carolina. Employees are hard working and dedicated to making a difference in the educational process.

    Cons

    Too much testing going on for students, which causes distractions for teachers, students, and parents from the real important aspects of learning. Benefits are not great and teacher pay should be higher for all teachers across the board in North Carolina

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide teachers and all employees with more opportunities to improve the overall educational process. Provide special benefits that show that you value employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Administration in Transition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools full-time

    Pros

    It is a district that has great resources and terrific community support.

    Cons

    pay (as in all NC public schools)
    Changing administration and board trying to please stakeholders and meet testing standards aren't supporting good employees and are losing sight of student needs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Teacher

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

    Pros

    Great team And environment and staff

    Cons

    Need updated materials to tach with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kids are the future. Take care of them

  8.  

    A great place to work, most of the time.

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    In a word: Autonomy. For the most part, the administrators and leaders in this school district allow teachers to make their own decisions, manage their own classrooms, and be the professionals they were hired to be.

    Cons

    Sometimes mediocrity is celebrated and breaking the rules is automatically viewed as innovative. They tend to buy in to the latest fad too easily and ignore methods that aren't sexy enough to make big headlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the few bad apples, don't be afraid to set policies and parameters, and constantly evaluate yourselves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to start.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - District offers a lot of support for first year teachers
    - It is a small district so your voice can be heard
    - Awesome schools and faculty members

    Cons

    - There is always something the district is implementing that will add to your workload
    - The politics of the school system can take away from working with the kids

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Substitute Teaching is an alright side job

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Choose which jobs you take; access to district-wide sub line. They call you; you can cancel an assignment for any reason. Only 10 jobs/yr required to maintain position. Makes it nice as a fallback job. At $70/day for subs with a college degree, that's alright money when you're in between jobs.

    Cons

    Subs get varying degrees of respect -- generally less the higher the grade. Policy forbids subs from touching kids; understandable protective measures, but it's impractical for grades K-2 and autism classes. This leaves the sub legally exposed--when the kids are touching you all the time, it's difficult not to physically redirect them. Especially since that's what the TAs are doing. In all classes, subs have little punitive leverage over kids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect the substitutes. Give them authority to give detention or even suspension. Change no-touching policy for K-2 and autism classes; it is disenabling to the sub.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Quality Teachers, Stuck in Place

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Chapel Hill-Carrboro has more autonomy than a lot of public school districts. It embraces creativity and collaboration, and offers students a wide variety of activities to broaden their interests. Its teachers are highly educated and continue to strive for bringing outside connections into their classrooms.

    Cons

    So much emphasis is placed on special education that learners at average or higher pace are often left out, as class sizes and demands on teachers continue to increase. Since 2008, no teacher compensation increases have occurred, and in some cases, salaries and benefits have decreased, leaving little room for increases in cost of living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to maximize efficiency, district leaders should take a hard look at running the district, where funds are allocated, and whether those used funds are actually achieving the intended results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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