Palm Beach County School District

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Palm Beach County School District Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Palm Beach County School District Superintendent E. Wayne Gent
E. Wayne Gent
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Pros
  • Well organized district with a lot of professional development (in 5 reviews)

  • I work with many hard-working and quality professionals (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Asking for assistance with ANY matter not matter how trivial or enormous is viewed as an inconvenience upon the administration (in 12 reviews)

  • CTA pretty much only fights for senior teachers (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Mostly depends on your work site

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    Current Employee - High School Teacher in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - High School Teacher in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I work at a newer building with some technology built in. Great colleagues in my department, so lots of sharing and easy work atmosphere. Kids are mostly good, but parent involvement is minimal (which is good for avoiding helicopter parents, but bad when you need parent support to get student back on track)

    Cons

    Principal plays favorites. Administration is top heavy (both at the district and at my school). Annual evaluation is totally dependent on how with-it your evaluator is, so very few teachers are evaluated highly effective even if they are. TESTING TESTING TESTING - takes way too much time and disrupts school schedule trying to get testing done in computer labs. Scope and sequence is impossible to get through unless you resign yourself to the fact that you don't have time for the kids to understand the material.

    Advice to Management

    Get a realistic scope and sequence Pay teachers more - last year's "raise" was a joke - worked out to about $250 Shed deadwood administration


  2. Great people

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    Current Employee - ITSA in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - ITSA in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Stress free

    Cons

    Pay. Pay is terrible. Do not expect to live comfortably with their wage

    Advice to Management

    We need raises to live. Stop paying upper management so much when all they do is reply to emails.


  3. Instructional

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional
    Current Employee - Instructional

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I love when you have a supportive principal, you actually enjoy your job and can "teach". Stop having so many meetings(or have them after the school day) and let Principals stay at their schools and on their campus where they are needed, if they are doing the job correctly. Let the Directors and others come to them.

    Cons

    Lots of POLITICS! Changes for curriculum are too frequent. Lots of hours needed from teachers to move students at Title I schools. Proper coaching and development at all levels.

    Advice to Management

    Please train people when you hire them, give teachers that were stunted from raises for 3-4 years their increase and CUT at the TOP.


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  5. With a new Superintendent, I have hope for the Palm Beach Co. School District

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Palm Beach County School District full-time

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

    Pros

    The SDPBC has hundreds of dedicated employees who really care about doing their very best for the District and its students. The organization is working hard to install new enterprise systems to replace sorely outdated technology, which is a step in the right direction. Generally, the benefits are good and family healthcare is affordable.

    Cons

    The new Superintendent needs to clean house of management that has been put in place through cronyism and nepotism rather than merit. Morale is low because there is a virtual caste system in place -- one for upper management and one for the rest of the minions. For a learning organization, the lack of quality employee training is scandalous. A review of salary discrepancies is a must since people in the same jobs make vastly different salaries. Apparently, salary is based on who you know -- or who you're married to.

    Advice to Management

    Get a very big broom... you're gonna need it.


  6. Solid School District

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Wellington, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Wellington, FL

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Principal. Good support from management. Good IT resources.

    Cons

    Low salary compared to national averages. Not a definitive pay scale


  7. Working Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with children and families

    Cons

    Lack of dept support to directors

    Advice to Management

    Dept needs to stand behind employees


  8. Good District with some Sub-par Schools

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    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Palm Beach County School District (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Always hiring and is the 11th largest school district in the United States A lot of professional development workshops and courses available. Resources and outreach are out there if you can find them or speak to the right people. Good benefits like most government jobs

    Cons

    Salary increases according to the step pay scale turn out to only a few dollars per year (as most people are aware, the Teaching field has little to no room for growth). Most teachers seem to hate their jobs or are counting the years to retirement. Some schools in the district have terrible Administration and are a big mess.


  9. PBC Schools

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The school district is fairly well run and are committed to technology integration in the classrooms. It is one of the largest districts in the state and so receives a lot of attention.

    Cons

    They just don't know how to negotiate with the CTA (the bargaining unit). They haven't allocated money for raises in years and never seem to have the money even though property values have bounced back.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the management would be to make a commitment to value their teachers and return them to the steps.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Substitute Teacher

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Boca West, FL
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Boca West, FL

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The schools make it very easy for you to obtain and execute daily substitute assignments. I have always been treated well and with appreciation.

    Cons

    The salary is low . In the morning, you can only access that date for jobs. In the evenings, you have to wait to be called between 6PM and 10PM to accept an available job.


  11. Palm Beach County School District

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in Royal Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Middle School Teacher in Royal Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Palm Beach County School District (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are Good Summers are similar to a paid vacation

    Cons

    Join the UNION if you want to make this a long term job



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