City of Portsmouth, NH School Department

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

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Current Employee - Teacher
Current Employee - Teacher

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

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

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

Cons

Top 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 Management

Listen 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.

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  1. High School English Teacher

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    Current Employee - English Teacher in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - English Teacher in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at City of Portsmouth, NH School Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, fair salary, good student test scores.

    Cons

    No sick day pay back upon retirement.

  2. Portsmouth School Department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best health benifets you will find anywhere. Also, it is a family friendly environment. Not to mention some of the best people yu will ever meet.

    Cons

    For every 10 fine, wonderful people you meet there seems to be one person who probably shouldnt be there. And often that is a person who is in charge.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to try to quit cutting so many corners in order to save money and put more of a focus on the education you offering to these kids.

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