City of Portsmouth, NH School Department

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Portsmouth Schools have poor management Teachers afraid to speak up in Portsmouth

Teacher (Current Employee)

ProsLocation, on the seacoast and Portsmouth is a fun town.

ConsTop down management style
Problems are ignored.
Favorites are evident.
No compensation for working hard or doing a good job.
Communication is poor when questions are asked.
Teachers are reprimanded if they question authority.
Priorities are set at the top not allowing employees to voice what should be a priority.
Daily schedule has some days with no breaks - teaching 6 hours with a 20 minute lunch.
Kids don't seem to come first.
No oversight or peer, parent or student review system.
No evaluation of programs that have been instituted.
New programs every year with no evaluation of old programs by faculty to see what is working and what isn't.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees
Weed out incompetence
Hire smarter people
Force principals to react to teacher requests and acknowledge them.
More collaboration to point out problems that need fixing.
Use common sense.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    English Teacher (Current Employee) Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at City of Portsmouth, NH School Department full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Good people, fair salary, good student test scores. Cons: No sick day pay back upon retirement. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Portsmouth School Department

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at City of Portsmouth, NH School Department


    Pros: The best health benifets you will find anywhere. Also, it is a family… Cons: For every 10 fine, wonderful people you meet there seems to be one person who… Advice to Senior Management: My advice to management is to try to quit cutting so many corners in order to… More
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