Jefferson Parish Public School System

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Updated March 23, 2015
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Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. James Meza Jr.
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  1. My work experience has been very challenging and unrewarding.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Harvey, LA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Harvey, LA

    I have been working at Jefferson Parish Public School System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I like the hours for middle school and paid vacation.

    Cons

    There are many but just to name a few would be lack of resources, support and undisciplined students.

    Advice to Management

    Teachers need more support and resources to compete in a global society. The students have outgrown this antiquated school system that continues to operate disconnected from its most valuable resource which are the teachers and the students.

  2. Better than some other systems, probably not as good as others.

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Marrero, LA
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Marrero, LA

    I worked at Jefferson Parish Public School System

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Not a bad place to work if you find an administration that doesn't have their own agenda.

    Cons

    Frequent changes in curriculum. Don't let teachers "just teach". Always focused on teaching to the "tests".

  3. Overview of Jefferson Parish Public Schools

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    Current Employee - Foreign Language Teacher in Old Jefferson, LA
    Current Employee - Foreign Language Teacher in Old Jefferson, LA

    I have been working at Jefferson Parish Public School System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helping children/adolescents grow and achieve.
    Opportunity to change schools and interview with new principals within the same career field
    Vacation time matches that of students- 2 weeks for Xmas, 1 week for Thanksgiving, 2 months off for summer, etc...

    Cons

    Limited pay
    Advanced degrees and experience do not give significant opportunities for advanced pay
    A major lateral move from classroom teacher to guidance counselor resulted in no increase in salary

    Advice to Management

    Pay should reflect education, experience, and job performance just as in any other profession

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  5. Mis-Management Runs Rampant Amidst Political Charades

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at Jefferson Parish Public School System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love teaching, I always will -- and despite the ABSURD amount of red tape that comes between the teacher-student relationship in JPPSS, the kids in this district are spectacular.

    Cons

    Some leadership "opportunities" (a.k.a. -- extra work for teachers who receive little to no compensation in return) are available only to *certain* teachers at *certain* schools.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure. Everything. And start focusing on the children -- they're not just numbers

  6. Fair

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Marrero, LA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Marrero, LA

    I have been working at Jefferson Parish Public School System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health insurance, holidays, summer off

    Cons

    More work than time to do it, work keeps increasing with no more time added/no more pay added
    No assistance with difficult students
    Lessons are scripted, no time need to be creative
    No math books
    Reading lessons do not require students to read

    Advice to Management

    No comment

  7. TeachNOLA fellow, didn't get much support

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    Former Employee - High School Science Teacher in Marrero, LA
    Former Employee - High School Science Teacher in Marrero, LA

    I worked at Jefferson Parish Public School System full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, decent time off and pay. Departmental leadership was helpful. Human resources staff very knowledgeable, with a decent benefits package for staff.

    Cons

    Poor communication between higher-ups and teachers in the classroom. I was rarely observed, and I only received sporadic performance reviews. The children at my school were violent, and security was lax (several guns found their way onto the campus during the span of just a few months).

    Advice to Management

    Try to support new teachers with actual metrics, rather than simply the words "you need to improve at classroom management."

  8. Not great management, but you get to make a difference

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher in Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Metairie, LA

    I worked at Jefferson Parish Public School System full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Getting to teach middle school students was incredibly rewarding at times. You definitely have a chance to make an impact in their learning.

    Cons

    Central Office doesn't seem to care all that much about their employees. Too much bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Show teachers that you care abou them.

  9. Very good school system to work for, if you have the right boss.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jefferson Parish Public School System

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible time off! If you have a great boss, the job although very busy, was enjoyable!

    Cons

    Under-paid, no over time pay but you are expected to get everything done. Very political.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so political!

  10. Current political atmosphere is not favorable to teachers.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Gretna, LA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Gretna, LA

    I have been working at Jefferson Parish Public School System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some diligent colleagues. Has a history of treating employees in a professional manner.

    Cons

    New administration and board is more concerned with money issues than human resources and their experience/effect on student performance.

  11. JPPSS

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Jefferson, LA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Jefferson, LA

    I have been working at Jefferson Parish Public School System

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    JPPSS is organized and effecient. I have not had any problems with HR, payroll, management, etc. I have only good things to say on my part.

    Cons

    JPPSS is a school distric. Teaching is hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify and streamline operations.
    Less new initiatives.
    More focus on outstanding operations.

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