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"Boston Public Schools Work balance"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Union plays an important role in keeping management focused on quality of work life for teachers.

Cons

Boston public schools is a very political environment - Individuals who may be incompetent are given promotions and recognized as long as they are politically astute..

Advice to Management

Top down approach to management is not effective in a school system. Management should elicit more input from teachers and parents before making major decisions.

Other Employee Reviews for Boston Public Schools

  1. "Must love teaching"

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    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Dorchester, MA
    Current Employee - Special Education Paraprofessional in Dorchester, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay compared to other districts. Great Heath benefits. Great opportunities to help student growth.

    Cons

    Expectations not listed in the job description. Policies that are not reviewed as whole staff at meetings at the beginning of each school year so new staff can learn the ropes; must be learned the hard way. The union is meant to protect but it can also get you. Paraprofessional position under appreciated. No paid or limited non-pay professional developments or training for para staff. Limited opportunity for financial growth after BA degree.

    Advice to Management

    Develop paid trainings. Exchange one sick day per year in to one additional personal day.


  2. "BPS review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Public Schools full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Allows you to really make a huge impact in students lives

    Cons

    Unequal opportunities on all levels for employees of color and students of color.
    Does not enforce City of Boston residency ordinance. Vast amount of people from other cities and states work for BPS

    Advice to Management

    Enforce equal opportunities for all, especially in upper level of management. Enforce the City of Boston Residency Ordinance. Hiring process is mostly based on who you know and not your credentials most times.

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