Providence School District

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District is rife with excessive internal problems

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Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Providence, RI
Current Employee - Classroom Teacher in Providence, RI

I have been working at Providence School District

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Many fabulous, caring families who attend give time and effort Many people work hard to serve students Dedicated teachers in every school

Cons

District lacks accountability and transparency for the actions taken by principals. Mayor and school board micromanages district personnel by firing over 1900 teachers without just cause, without a plan on how to rehire teachers. Mayor and school board ignored contract that was signed 2 1/2 years earlier.Total disregard for teachers' lives.

Advice to Management

*Change school board so it is elected by the people, for the people in the city of Providence, (not appointed by the mayor) so school board will have more accountability for its actions. *Demand more accountability and transparency of principals so their actions will be clear and public when they have issues with teachers. They need to answer to a higher authority: a head of schools (whose actions are held accountable) with strict guidelines for informing the public of problems that persist in schools, as well as successes in schools. *Correct problems before they get out of hand. Provide higher level of internal support for teachers and other employees within the school system. *Involve as many key players (parents, teachers, union, administration) in the solution, action, and implementation of solutions to problems school are having. *Plan early for school improvement. Administration must join forces with teachers union and school board to get any real work accomplished as we ALL try to move students forward. Otherwise, it is like a nasty divorce where the children become pawns and no work gets done as the split becomes increasingly bitter.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Providence School District

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great students and thge admin I have had experience with

    Cons

    If you are not dedicated to an urban school district it can be challenging, you really have to want to teach in the city.


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    Former Employee - Teacher in Johnston, RI
    Former Employee - Teacher in Johnston, RI

    I worked at Providence School District (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great kids. Good benefits. Comfortable environment to work in.

    Cons

    Lack of technology in schools.


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