Portland Public Schools

www.pps.k12.or.us
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Great job

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Special Education in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Special Education in Portland, OR

I have been working at Portland Public Schools

Pros

Good Salary, GREAT benefits, work less than 50 hours per week

Cons

PERS is low this year, management is a joke, our Union is too supportive of bad teachers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Actually ask teachers what they are doing and figure out funding so we arent getting laid off every year

Doesn't Recommend

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    Dysfunctional administration

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Portland Public Schools as a contractor

    Pros

    The biggest pro is the district's reason for being: kids. The teachers and principals -- overall -- are another plus. And there's a solid core of mid-level and lower-level central office employees who truly care about students and education.

    Cons

    The administration seems to have an initiative (or crisis) du jour. Oversight of central office employees is lax. In terms of upper management, it's a revolving door. Interestingly, you rarely hear anyone mention kids as human beings, not data, in the central office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes to morale problems and to who's working hard and who's hardly working. Decide what your vision is, and stick to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    it is a tough place to work

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    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    I worked at Portland Public Schools

    Pros

    Some great people with kids at the heart of their decisions

    Cons

    no budget and low moral

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