Fowler Elementary School District
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www.fesd.org Phoenix, AZ 500 to 999 Employees

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    Student Focused-Staff Cares

    Informed Teacher (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsDecisions made by the Governing Board, administration and teaching staff are student focused.

    The staff members at all levels are committed to the students of the district.

    The salary schedules for varying employee groups are marketable.

    Community/Parents pass overrides showing their support of small class sizes; allowing the district to hire more teaching staff.

    Community/Parents supportive of school activities such as concerts, programs, family nights.

    ConsThe district experienced growth in student enrollment for 5-7 years. The budget was healthy. The last two years due to the housing market slow down. The student enrollment growth is no longer visible. In actuality the student enrollment is decreasing. Administration has had to make some unfavorable decisions to keep the district financially sound. Staff members did not receive a pay raise for the current school year. This district was not alone. There were others throughout the state and nation that faced the same difficulties.

    A small percentage of staff members like to complain about anything. This is visible from all employee groups. The complainers usually want things their way and do not appreciate being held accountable for their actions and comments.

    Two schools were in academic distress for the last 2-3 years. District administration and staff at one particular school worked together diligently to make changes. This school made progress and is no longer in academic distress.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are more employees who are student focused than those who are in it for the paycheck. Remember to "thank" those along the way that have great attendance and make no excuses for things that don't go well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good organization hitting rough waters

    Teacher (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsThe district is old and established on the west side of Phoenix. It has always been small and had a family feeling to it. Recent administrators have focused on the feeling of family and has done a lot to foster the tone.

    The school board is very accepting and non confrontational. They stay out of the day to day workings of the district.

    The district has tried to emphasize small class sizes.

    Principals are generally supportive and work hard to help the staff.

    ConsSenior management has issues. Never visible. Aloof. Payroll has had several problems. Rotating door at senior management level. No pay raise this year. Teachers at one school had to sign an allegiance oath or were told they would have problems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out of the office. Don't play favorites.

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