Lawrence Public School USD 497

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Lawrence Public School USD 497 Reviews in Lawrence, KS

Updated May 17, 2014
Updated May 17, 2014
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    District Administration review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Director in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at Lawrence Public School USD 497 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always changing, never boring, be ready to change mid-stream of a new direction

    Cons

    Not much advancement opportunities, people skills are lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the history to see who is still there and why some have been asked to leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    I was a teacher with LPS.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher - Interrelated Resource  in  Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Teacher - Interrelated Resource in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at Lawrence Public School USD 497 full-time

    Pros

    The city has much to offer. It is in a great location with many activities and events. Great restaurants, entertainment, sporting events, etc. There is something for everyone.

    Cons

    There is very little meaningful collaboration offered at the district level. Staff is generally talked down to by administration in a demeaning manor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider listening to expertise of staff and giving them credit for their knowledge, professionalism, and education.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Overall a satisfactory experience, but some things could be improved

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paraeducator  in  Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Paraeducator in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at Lawrence Public School USD 497 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fully paid health insurance for full-time employees, some great colleagues, plenty of holidays and breaks when the students are not in school, state-wide retirement program, workday ends earlier than a traditional office

    Cons

    Some (not all) upper management unconcerned about the working condition of lower-level employees, support for employees with workplace concerns could improve, poor attitude from some licensed teachers toward paraeducators

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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